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Works great with a kite too! Now the spinnaker sheet trimmer is in a position to see the luff of the sail without peering under the main.
Hm. I think it's convenient to leave spinnaker sheets permanently on the winch drum, which means that to cross-sheet I'd have to have both sheets permanently across the cockpit. Also they couldn't go straight across because the opposite winch is busy carrying the opposite sheet, so they'd have to go diagonally up to the primary winches or something. At least with my cockpit layout, sounds way too spider-webby for me.
If you just mean half a wrap on the leeward drum and then the trimmer holds the tail on the windward side... I wouldn't call that cross-sheeting.
s/v Laelia - 1978 Pearson 365 ketch