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In general, I like to keep the outboard motor off the boat and just sail without it. There are times, however, where I think it is a good thing to have on board. When I do have it attached to the mount, the head of the motor interferes with the rigging of the mizzen. So with every tack, I have to lift the mizzen sheets off and over the outboard. See the attached photo. Would there be any problem with me moving the sheet's attachment to the mizzen sprit forward (maybe 8 inches)? Right now it is about 2 or 3 inches from the stern end of the sprit. I also have wondered about moving the the two pulleys on the stern forward --the ones that anchor the mizzen sheet and sprit to the boat. aAs Would such a modification do any harm? I think the change would prevent the constant fouling with the outboard motor. Interested in the advice of those on the forum. As always, thanks for your help.