Originally Posted by Mrdouble
The jib is another issue. I ran the sheets
in between the safety
lines and the stays. It worked but... I must be something wrong because I wouldn't think the jib should be resting on the life lines like that.
Thanks again for all your help
Sailing to windward you want the jib against the lifelines
like that. When tacking during a race
, a jib/genoa will sometimes end up half outside, half inside and the crew will "skirt" the headsail by pulling on the foot until the entire sail is inside and "resting" on the lifelines.
It looks to me like both of your sails
are still way too loose. Those long horizontal creases at the jib hanks and the deep pocket in the main at the tack are pretty ugly. Make sure both halyards are really tight (use your winches) and in the case of the main, you might try tightening the outhaul
and possibly the leech line as well.