I have a double mainsheet system ( tackle from the boom clew to portside deck
& tackle from boom clew to starboard deck
) on my 35ft cat.
While initially not very fond of it (two sheets
to use :-( ) I like it more and more for its simplicity and low budget hardware
It also gives quite good control over the mainsail
Retrofitting a traveller system would mean approx 2000€ or more after all.
I was considering it, as previous boats I owned had it.
Now the question to the other double mainsheet people here.
How do you overcome the issue that it is hard to dump the main rapidly in an emergency
or sudden squall if you have two mainsheets?
I am single-handing a fair bit.
Do you rely on a rope
fuse with a defined breaking strength?
Do you keep a razor sharp knife ready?
Do you have a short dump line with quick release pin between boom and sheets
As usual many thanks for your thoughts!
The crowd knows a lot but in the end one needs to take ones own decisions!