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I sail a Beneteau 361 and cannot seem
to get my jib trimmed out when sailing
on a starboard tack. On a port tack everything is fine, but when we come about
the leech on the jib flutters wildly.
Any ideas??
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In my expeience this is normally due to the jib car on the port jib track being too far back. Move this car forward in increments untill the leach stops fluttering. Moving the lead forward tightens the leach.
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I have the cars in the same position
on both sides.
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Are you sure your mast tuning is OK? I''m no expert, here, but if the masthead is not exactly centered athwartships, it would seem that could affect leech tension.
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This is definitely a rig tuning issue.
It can be that your shroud tensions are not equal so that your mast is leaning toward port.
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Just from exp. on Beneteaus, the shrouds should be given a good looking at. (Please do it soon, as there may be a disaster in the making.) Perhaps the tension on starboard is not equal to the port side? In any case, please check your standing rigging. I feel this may solve the problem.

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If you have Pryde sails go to their website. They tell exactly where to set the cars based on reefing conditions etc.
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