Hello, I helped sail a 48' Catamaran
, MD, to Bermuda
, then to Tortola. Occasionally we would have to jury-rig a line from the jib
clew to a cleat at the beam to pull the cleat out farther than the fairlead track allows it for better jib
shape. This seems particular to multihulls because the fairlead track on this boat was on the cabin
top, not on the deck
. It's not anything I've ever had to do on a monohull
. I can't remember what the skipper
called the line. I think it may have been "Murphy" line (much like naming the line tied to the boom to a cleat a "preventer"). Is this right? Has anyone else heard of this line?
Thanks for your help.