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Old 16-08-2010, 20:39   #1
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Tacking Big Genoa

I could use some suggestions. We've got a pretty big deck-sweeper genoa on our cat. Fractional rig with a baby-stay. Since it is a cat, tacking already is not the snappiest, most graceful of maneuvers, but that baby stay gets in the way on a regular basis and makes things even more cumbersome.

I've tried the Forespar Jib Rollers, Fisheries - Product Detail

They work pretty well, but I find that every now and then a sheet will catch on them and if I'm not real quick about it, it will break the roller and, of course, that's not real good for the sheet, either.

Surely this is not an uncommon problem, especially for you folks with cutter rigs. Any suggestions that would help me be a bit more respectable with my tacking?

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