matthewwhill

Jib sheets between shrouds?

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I have two small jibs. One is small enough to run the sheets inside the shrouds. The other is a bit larger and it's low clew ends at about the forward lower shroud but if I run its sheets outside the shrouds then the they will get caught up in the lifelines (which I like and don't want to remove).

The solution I stumbled upon was to get 4 foot T tracks and mount them inside the shrouds but at a bit of an angle toward such that the smaller jib sheets can be completely inside the shrouds toward the bow and amidship whereas the larger jib's sheets are routed to the car closer to the rail between the cap (middle) shroud and either the forward upper or aft upper.

Am I insane? Is this OK? It seems to be working alright. See picture its the black track.

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Alright.... has anyone heard of this sort of thing before? The larger jib is just the wrong size  for a boat with somewhat inboard shrouds and big ass stanchions/lifelines...

I considered putting some snatch blocks on the toe rail but I like to point when I can and that seemed like it would make it harder to go to weather.

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13 hours ago, matthewwhill said:

Alright.... has anyone heard of this sort of thing before? The larger jib is just the wrong size  for a boat with somewhat inboard shrouds and big ass stanchions/lifelines...

I considered putting some snatch blocks on the toe rail but I like to point when I can and that seemed like it would make it harder to go to weather.

The forward tracks look fine. The aft track looks like original equipment. The largest headsail should be designed to sheet to it. If it doesn't do that well, then your sailmaker fucked up.

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