It works just fine but to be clear, I have an assymmetric that is more like a code 0 with a luff rope
and a continuous line furler
. There is a loose stay connecting each hull on which a wire sheave block runs. The furler
connects to a stainless ring on this block and control lines can pull the block from hull to hull riding on the stay. The control lines are run through bullet blocks connected to the stanchions and led back to the cockpit
. I have pictures of the rigging
somewhere and will try to dig them up.
With the wind
forward of the beam, the tack of the sail is centered in the middle of the hulls and the luff is pulled tight with the halyard
. This sail loses efficiency the deeper the running angle. It is really meant for 50-110 degrees. However, it does well enough at deeper angles if I pull the tack over to the windward hull and loosen the halyard
to give the sail more "belly". I could jibe it by flying it forward of the boat and around to the other side, but I find it easier to just roll it in, jibe and roll it back out. The sheet lines are as long as needed to go back to the winch
when the sail is flying downwind (don't know the exact length, but it is only important that they are long enough).