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Re: Jib sheet knot catching on stays...
I find the amount of slack you allow in the released sheet plays a big part. If you keep too much tension, while tacking, you get hung up. Obviously, you don't want to just release it entirely, until the clew passes the mast, or she flogs and whips everything aboard. Getting in between is the trick for me. I don't release the working sheet, until the sail just begins to back wind. Therefore, there will be some effort and momentum to push her across too. Wait too long and you have excess tension again. Balance.
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