I'm just starting to learn about using gennakers and the like. For cats it seems the standard deal is to take the rolled up sail out, then attach the tack to some point on bow, then attached the head
to a line, then hoist, then unroll. Nice. I like it.
But I can't help but wonder why there aren't more setups like this where the tack is connected to a traveler so that you can get a bit more range on its fore position.
Similarly, why not have a traveler that can snake around from center bow to 1/4 way port / starboard? That would effectively let you jibe without having to move the tack and clew on the gennaker
Or am I just nuts? More likely, I'm just new.
EDIT: this is a rough draft
that someone else was clearly also thinking about, but for mono hulls:
clearly, the above doesn't illustrate the "snake around" type traveler I was also thinking of. But it does show the basic implementation.