Townsvillecat Posted January 1, 2009 Report Share Posted January 1, 2009 Reading Catamaran Racing: For the 90's, it states 'A good way to keep the mainsheet on the boat is to tie a bungy cord across the trampoline about halfway between the fore and aft beams and through the loop of the mainsheet. (this is assuming your traveller line and mainsheet are continuous.)' Currently I have separate mainsheet and traveller which are about a metre longer than required, when on the trap I run them both over my forward thigh with at least a metre overhang dangling in the water to hold them in place. As a novice sailor it appears to work well as everything is at hand when needed, I do have some concerns about pitchpoling in that it is easy to be tangled up and as I often sail alone it increases the danger. Also the extra length causes tangles and the odd capsize when things go wrong. Anybody use the continuous line idea? I am currently splicing a split tail for my traveller and I'm thinking of giving it a go. Things that appear to be negatives are: 1. Sheets will not sit naturally in place while on trapeze, will have to maintain grip due to bungy cord, harder to change between mains and traveller. 2. Loose colour coding to differentiate between main sheet and traveller - unless I do end to end splice in middle. Positives 1. No more lines trailing the boat 2. Potentially safer? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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