Thursday, May 14, 2009

Girly Furly

Real men go out on the bowsprit and hank on sails in all weather. I'm not one of them...

We got our new (to us) roller furler on the yankee yesterday. It is a Profurl off of a hardly-sailed Beneteau.

I never had a problem getting the high-cut yankee down using a downhaul. Getting the sail stowed securely was an issue on the pitching sprit. Big waves could fill our sausage bag. When this happened continuously, it would eventually rip the bag or loosen the ties and carry the clew over the side.

Work begets work. Now I have no excuses not to refinish the bowsprit.

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