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post #18 of Old 07-25-2013
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Re: Flying a Symmetrical Like an Asymmetrical

I think that the above graphic is from a Sail Magazine article from a few years ago. IMHO the art department got it a little bit wrong in the first graphic. The turning block should be in front of the head stay and not behind. The second graphic shows the lazy sheet going in front of the head stay as it should. If you rigged your boat this way, the spinnaker halyard would chafe against the headstay after gybing and with the halyard wrapped, it would be very difficult in dousing the sail after a run.

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