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You're not screwed up. The lazy guy is attached to the lazy sheet at the clew.

As I see it, you have two choices:
1. Separate sheets and guys - ie. two ropes per clew, usually connected together at the snap shackle. Our original setup was like this, but the extra ropes got in the way, so I changed it to
2. Spinnaker sheets only - one rope per clew - with 'tweakers' running through the old guy blocks near the shrouds. Under this scenario, the lazy sheet becomes the guy by hauling the 'tweaker' in.

FWIW, racing dinghys often use 'reaching hooks' to change the lazy sheet into a guy, but this won't work on a big boat..

--Cameron
FWIW when you attach two lines to the spinnaker, you can call them sheets...but when you raise the pole and put one line through the end of the pole, that line becomes the guy, the other line is the sheet...the two lines trimming the spinnaker are the guy and the sheet...

You only have a lazy sheet and lazy guy if you have four lines in use..

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FWIW when you attach two lines to the spinnaker, you can call them sheets...but when you raise the pole and put one line through the end of the pole, that line becomes the guy, the other line is the sheet...
True.. but don't forget that the guy is always run to the middle of the boat and the sheet as far aft as practical... so sheet or guy is determined more by their position on the boat, than which one is run through the end of the pole.

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