Originally Posted by savoir
It isn't possible to set up a regular sheeting system that will operate either side of the shrouds. You would need an extra sheet to make that work. Using rings or not won't change things.
It's possible, it's just adds lots of friction and lines.
The sheet runs...
2) inside ring (adjustable on a line that can be fully released)
3) forward to a turning ring (also adjustable that can be fully released
So when going upwind inside both of the rings have to be hardened up. This will route
the sheet back to the winch
. When outboard
the two rings are eased and the sheet pulls tight between the clew and the jib car.
So you need two hard points that can handle double the sheet load (the ring attachment points) and add a huge amount of friction because the line direction is changed 180 degrees at each point.
Running a second set of sheets would be far easier, cheaper, and put lower loads on the boat.