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Old 03-09-2014, 05:50   #16
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Re: Sheets In or Out?

Sheet to avoid sheets chafing on the shrouds. Sometimes this means changing between close reach and beam reach.

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Old 03-09-2014, 05:53   #17
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Re: Sheets In or Out?

Hi it is a jib, and not Genoa as pictured on the sail data site. They were outside when I bought the boat and I guess that is where they will stay


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Re: Sheets In or Out?

That's fine, good for reaching, but not so good for pointing
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Thank you to everybody who took the time to reply, I really enjoy learning from all your comments and am happy to report, I am officially an addict now..... To sailing of course, like a sponge, I want to absorb all I possibly can...


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Re: Sheets In or Out?

see we all have this dam sail and we still cant agree on where it goes lol.. either sailing is complicated or we are all sailing different. then there's out front. I love sailing...
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Re: Sheets In or Out?

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That's fine, good for reaching, but not so good for pointing
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Re: Sheets In or Out?

Terminology confusion.
I was taught that all genoas are jibs, but not all jibs are genoas.
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Re: Sheets In or Out?

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Terminology confusion.
I was taught that all genoas are jibs, but not all jibs are genoas.
Yeah, seems like it went sorta like: storm jib, working jib, lapper, genoa, in order of increasing length of LP. Storm jib <50%, working jib ~100%, lapper ~110-115% and genoa >115%.

Hardly ever hear that terminology these days.

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Yea now it's pull on that cord for the Front sail.. Lol

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Re: Sheets In or Out?

Shellbuyer,

It also is related to where the sheet blocks are located. If you do have the option of an inner sheet block, then you might consider making up a "changing line" that you can hook into the clew and lead back to the primaries if you want to go hard on the wind. Be careful of your hands with the changes over from genoa sheet to changing sheet and back, you'll work out a way. We used to use a reaching sheet all the time through a block on the toerail, to get the sheet lead more outboard and open up the sail.

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Re: Sheets In or Out?

Generally I find my self sailing into the wind longer than I do sailing downwind. So I always run mine inside the shrouds so I can point higher.
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