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Re: Crash jibe buffer

Originally Posted by drhoward20 View Post
In general I would tend to agree. I've learned however that that one guys stupid is another guys tactic.

I crewed on a Farr 395 in a race as the main-sheet trimmer.

If you are not familiar with the Farr this boat has end boom sheeting with a traveler on the cockpit sole just a few inches forward of the pedestal with a continuous main-sheet.
So he is getting setup for a jibe and I'm attempting to haul in about 1,000' of line to center the boom to let it out on the other side.
The driver starts screaming at me to just just grab the multi-part bundle of line, duck and flip it around the pedestal while the boom goes crashing over in 20+ knots of wind.
Apparently that's the way it is done.
Needless to say I don't jibe that way unless explicitly told to by the owner.
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