It's summer in Australia -- right now it's not so much like summer in the North East, but have heart as summer will be there soon. A couple of years ago we were in Sydney at this time of the year. While enjoying a "leg of lamb" at a local restaurant, a couple noticed my Catalina 30 polo shirt and engaged my wife and I in a conversation. Turned out that Darrell & Deborah were new Catalina 34 owners and that conversation was the start of a long distance sailing friendship. I'm sure many of you have encountered the same situation. We didn't have time to enjoy a sail on their new C34 but over the past 3 years I feel like I've been on their boat a million times by way of numerous emails and phone calls. I tried to sell Darrell on the Garhauer adjustable fairlead system but money is tight for them now so they're struggling with the "pin type system" and are having problems adjusting their jib for 100% efficiency after each tack. I provided Darrell & Deborah with a simple adjustment method I use based on how the jib "breaks" but I told them there are probably many other ways (maybe better and easier) that sail trim forum listers use to adjust their jib after each tack and that I'd post the topic and see what methods other sailors have developed. We hope to get back to Australia but the 13 -15 hour flight from LAX is sure a killer!!