I moved recently to a central sheeting system, largely inspired from advices found here (http://forums.sailin...howtopic=111713).
But the best way to manage the mainsheet during tacking is not obvious to me, as I do not have any more a cleat to block the sheet during the movement (only a cleat on each side to manage the cuni and rotation).
Would some of you know about a link on the net that would demonstrate the adequate mouvement ? Or maybe one will be courageous enough to explain in plain text the key elements of the mouvement.
- I can't reach the wire handle directly with the mainsheet in hand to go in the boat, so I take the sheet with the other hand (tiller), take the wire, switch the sheet again, go in the boat, and then the sheet gets too loose...
- in the middle of the tack, I drop the sheet on the tramp, while turning back to manage the tiller extension. Is it OK?
- to go out, I don't with which hand to take the sheet: difficult to hold it with the same hand as the wire handle, and then it is too short to go out...
Basic issues I imagine... But I would be happy to take good habits from the beginning.