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If you have inboard sheet leads, then there really isn't a good way to keep the jib sheets or the sail itself from hitting the lifelines on some range of points of sail. If you are going to be on a course for a long time, then it is no big deal to run a short sheet outboard of the lifelines to minimize chafe when reaching. For coastal work, the sheet rarely sits against the lifelines in one specific spot on the sheet long enough for significant chafe to occur.
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Curmudgeon at Large- and rhinestone in the rough, sailing my Farr 11.6 on the Chesapeake Bay