Gybing and the mainsheet

How are people keeping the mainsheet from hanging up on the top of the rudder? In light air this is really annoying and less than fast when I have to reach back to undo it. Any tips? FS4830

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There are lots of contraptions to help with this from bungees go

There are lots of contraptions to help with this from bungees going forward on the tiller to old coffe can lids at the base of the block to short pennants that get the block above the rudder head. Harry C., at one of his talks, mentioned his method and it has worked for me really well. As the boom is coming across over your head give the mainsheet a good yank and it will pull the block up and over the rudder head. Stays clean almost every time doing that. Jerry FS 4899

Thanks Jerry.

Thanks Jerry. I knew I could count on you. Any particular brand of coffee can? Just wondering what the "Ferral Cat" prefers. [8] FS4830