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Old Oct 07, 2010, 01:39 AM
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Crossover jib tension
The sheets, attached to the clew of a headsail, work as a pair - one moves forward as the other one moves back. The length is adjusted so they are just a little bit tight. As they move, not much slack develops, even with no wind in the sails. With any wind at all, the sheets are taught.
So to keep the sheets on the drum, no elastic is necessary. The flanges of the drum are big enough to keep he lines in place.
Dan, a question?

How much larger must the minimum diameter of the CD "to the servo" to ensure that the lines have not come down.
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