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Old 04-13-2010
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First of all you put the tiller between your knees, bring the main sheet in and the traveller up near centre, take up the slack in the lazy sheet.

You now have one sheet in each hand so you wear ship with your knees releasing the old sheet and pulling in the new sheet. The main will come across and you ease the main sheet then adjust the traveller.

The hard part on my boat as I do not have a tiller pilot is getting a cold beer from down below once on the new course.
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