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post #4 of Old 11-08-2011
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Agreed. Another method I use, if I really want to keep facing forward, or if I have a sheet in one hand and don't want to step over it, is to lift the tiller and duck underneath.

I think there's an instinct that you have to be facing forward all the time. I sometimes encourage my trimmer to sit facing aft. It's a lot easier to grind and tail that way, I find. And you don't always need to constantly stare at the jib to trim it; the helmsman can ask for more or less trim if necessary.

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