Re: Attaching Genoa Sheets
No, there will not be chafe. I tested this by barber hauling and the line is actually a few inches away. For the picture I tied it to a rail for demonstration at the dock. But I can see it looks that way.
I also did some more testing and determined that the correct lead is about 2 feet further back. There is enough room for the track, but the forward winch will not be able to turn a full circle. So long as I use the main on the forward winch, I can adjust by cranking back and forth (2-speed winch with little strain). Mostly I play the traveller, once set of up-wind.
I'm going to play with soft shackles. I've used old-school stropes for years but never the new-school sort. Seems easy and secure.
(when asked how he reached the starting holds on a difficult rock climbing problem that clearly favored taller climbers - he was perhaps 5'5")
"Well, I just climb up to them."
by Joe Brown, English rock climber
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