Once known as Hartley18
Join Date: Aug 2007
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Another way to get around buying a nother sheet is to make a pennant that attaches the mainsheet block to the boom. If you have a 1' pennant, you just reduced your mainsheet length by 5' (if you go with a 5:1). Really helps get the spaghetti out of the cockpit.
..and increases the chances of you getting sconned something serious during a quick tack.
You'd have to learn to not only duck
when the boom came over, but dodge
"Honestly, I don't know why seamen persist in getting wrecked in some of the outlandish places they do, when they can do it in a nice place like Fiji." -- John Caldwell, "Desperate Voyage"