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post #9 of Old 01-09-2013
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Re: Flying the Gennaker

Outside or inside gybes?
Make sure it's rigged right for the one you're doing.
If you go up on the port halyard it has to come down on starboard gybe.
Go up on starboard halyard, it comes down on port gybe.

With a gennaker, you need to smoke the old sheet and trim like mad on the new one for outside gybes, HUGE amounts of easing and trimming. For inside, there's less sheet to deal with, but go through the turn at a good pace and then heat it up. Should push the sail through the triangle.

Merits don't have a halyard above the forestay. Just two sheaves just below the forestay.

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