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Track question

Hi All,

My new boat Traveler has 2 geanoa tracks per side (for lack of a better name to call them). They both have some pretty heavy duty track cars on them. One track is up close to the cabin house and the other is on the rail outboard of the stancheons. I have a 150 genoa on the furler now and it definitely uses the outside track, then up to the winch. What is the inside track for? A working or storm jib?

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Re: Track question

Assuming tracks of similar length, the inside track would be for jib trimming, especially closehauled where the inside location permits sailing closer to the wind.

The outside track can be used for jib trimming when reaching (use a temporary short sheet), and for spinnaker blocks.
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Re: Track question

Um... outside the lifelines is likely for twings or tweakers for a spin.. inside the lifelines would be for the genoa. If you were talking about tracks inside the shrouds... then we have another ball of wax.

No wait, looking at the doghouse (from a sister ship)

... your cabin comes nearly out to the lifeline...I so Suppose outside is nearly as close as inside, so you could use either. Sheeting angle on your genoa would be BETTER closer in, which would mean sailing closer to the wind... but if unfurled your genoa easily clears the lifeline using the outside one it would mean easier walking forward, in that narrow catwalk.
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Re: Track question

Are the tracks the same length?
How do you know the 150 ONLY uses the outside track? Does the foot touch the chainplate and end of spreader at the same time?
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