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Nice setup. I have played with this as well and a couple of comments if you don't mind;
Bungee cord will work on the lee side of the tiller but surgical tubing is better. Something about its elasticity properties, that are way beyond my ability to explain.
The same general setup can work on a broad reach. No pics but I'll try to describe my setup.
- When setting the jib sheet pass it around you lee-ward winch ( a 1/4 turn) and then on to your windward winch before cleating it off.
- Connect your "sheet to tiller rope" to the center of the jib sheet, between the two winches and then back to the windward side of your tiller.
- Connect your bungee cord to leeward.
- Adjust accordingly.
- Nothing new about this on my part, googling it will find you some pics.
The above does not work nearly as consistently as going to windward but it can work, main sail down helps.
Again, nice setup I really enjoy playing with sheet to tiller steering. Sometimes with great success, other times not so much.
Last edited by johnnyandjebus; 09-20-2011 at 07:23 PM.