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Re: Dousing a cruising asym without blowing the tack?
How many people do you have on board? if only one or two, a sock is best and easiest. If you have 3+, then you raise the jib, pull down behind the jib letting the halyard down as you might a sym spin. Yeah we will let the tack lose, but not a lot! most is down by letting the halyard down using the jib/genoa as a blanket. I think Ihave some pics somewhere. Altho I am thinking it might be dousing with out the jib......hmmmmm.....need to find them pics dodenja took at the end of a race with my kids/crew sailing the boat. I was rc in the major regatta we do........
I also agree, that an actual tack line attached forward of the forestay makes things MUCH easier. THen run that line to the cockpit.
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Outside the jib drop seems overboard no? I'm short handed and not racing, don't have enough hands I think...