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post #3 of Old 02-02-2009
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We do it as US27 described -- works fine. It is a bit lower profile at the clew than two separate bowlines, so might reduce somewhat the hang-up on the staysail.

Just a note on terminology. In my experience, the term "continuous" jib sheet usually refers to a single sheet, with an end tied at the clew of the sail, then led aft along one side of the boat to the cockpit (through sheet leads), where it spans the cockpit, then continues through the sheet leads back up the other side of the boat, where the other end of the line is tied off to the clew. Many smaller racing style boats are set up like this.

I think it would be more apt to describe the arrangement discussed here simply as a single sheet?

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