I also found a link explaining how mechanical advantage worked. I hadn't thought about it in a long time and that page was helpful to explain the system that I intended to use.
Since I asked for pictures on the thread, I need to post my own pictures.
|After the paint cured, I could attach the fairlead and the cleat|
|The simulated downhaul|
|Using a fiddle on the cabin and a block with a becket on the boom.|
Coming up next: Softshackles.