Winter Gusts – Releasing the mainsheet…..!!

Yes – we probably all know that feeling!!  The strong gust hits, you desperatelly struggle to release the mainsheet, you are hanging right out, so cannot flick the sheet upwards – aaarrrggghhh!!!

apthorp jammer

So what about inverting the mainsheet jammer??  Well, it’s worth a thought isn’t it??  Most of us will have not even tried it, so really wont know if it’ll work or not.  I’d been wondering about whether the swivel arrangement would need changing, a different arm angle maybe??

Well, here’s a top flight member of our fleet with the cleat inversion in place.  It might just be as simple as mounting the cleat the other side – dead easy to try for most people.  There has to be a slot in the swivel arm for the new sheet to lead through.  For the moment, I don’t know if I have a slot in mine without taking the covers off!!

Let us know what you think !!