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Controls for the 12:1 vang are led to both sides of the cockpit for easy trimming. This powerful system uses a mixture of high-strength wire blocks, lightweight T18s, and small, strong 16 mm blocks.
The 4:1 double-ended system uses a 16 mm hook-in block that attaches to the clew of the sail. Two T18s—Harken’s lightest blocks ever—add purchase. Control lines are lead aft to clam cleats on either side of the foredeck and are well within reach while hiking.
The Byte CII has a mid-cockpit traveler that allows lighter weight sailors to depower the sail more easily. Two Micro traveler cars run on a low-beam Micro track. A bridle attached to the cars allows sailors to sheet the boom to the center of the cockpit without adjusting car settings on each tack. When the breeze pipes up, a short dump of each car sets the boom to the correct location every time.