Very basic question but would be glad to have it straighten out. I normally rig outhaul on gut feeling but gave this a thought lately.
Quite often when people are talking about outhaul settings they mention the amount to be pulled in centimeters. " For power keep neutral outhaul, for control add 3 cm outhaul".
How are these centimeters mesured, the length of line pulled out through the pulleys or the distance the sailclew travels? With pulleys you will ofcourse pull far more line than the sailclew moves.