Just popped in my head. Probably already proposed here but it is anyway. I purchased a kayak anchor a while back and it came with extra line to put on the side of the kayak. I'm having an elderly moment, and can't for the life of me remember what you call that. Basically the rope was a loop, and had an attaching point at the front, one at the back, and there was a metal ring in the middle of the ropes loop. The anchor line went through that ring, so you could adjust where the boat was attached to the anchor by moving the ring forward or backward.
Anyway, I've seen some haulers made with extra line attached to the sail and the middle of the outriggers. (I'm going to use the word outriggers because I can never remember which is the AKA and which is the AMA). It seems to me this would complicate furling the sail. What if the same concept of the anchor was used for the hauler? I picture the hauler line, with the ring, attaching at the trailing eyelets of the outriggers. the main sheet would go through the ring before attaching to the sail. So all you would have to do is pull on the hauler line to move the ring to one side or the other. It would naturally move the sheet over to the right or left. Plus, If you uncleated both sides of the hauler loop, you could furl the sail without issue.
I was looking at the setup of my Nacra catamaran jib sheet hardware and think that it could be used. I'd be able to cleat the hauler line on either side to keep the ring in place. The only issue I can think of is that the set up would end up pulling the rear of the outriggers in towards the boat and create drag.
I donno, what do you think?
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