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Old Sep 07, 2007, 11:02 AM
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I have two jibs - added an additional one per the Petrejus book for appearance.
My jibs are always way too loose as now rigged, but I can still tack just fine. Can also run straight as an arrow at a wide range of points into the wind. Go figure...
I have a way now I think that I can have two jibs with controlled crossover and controlled tension. If it doesn't work, I'll go back to one possibly bigger jib.

All jib connects are solid - no RB's. Sheet tension currently so sloppy it doesn't matter.
Note - on the driver, I bring the sheet thru an eye at the end of the boom and hook it to a quadrupled elastic line that is cleated alongside the boom. It's there more as a heavy duty shock absorber to help minimize breakage or servo damage if the boom is bumped vs being there for sail tension.
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