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Old 09-06-2012
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jibing correctly?

I have taken my 10' cat rigged boat out quite a few times and I am not sure if I am jibing correctly. What I was doing was pulling the boom sheet in all the way before I jibed, then ease the rudder over. Even with the sheet pulled all the way in I found that when the boom switched sides it would move with enough force that it would upset the boat quite a bit. The last time I went out I pulled the sheet all the way in again but when the boom switched sides I would let the sheet slip through my hand as sort of a shock absorber for the boom and this seemed to work when I had the timing correct. Is this the correct way of jibing or is there a better way of doing this so the boom does not upset the boat when it moves?
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