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Re: Help unfurling an in mast furling mainsail on a 2008 Hunter 31

Originally Posted by Jeff_sf1 View Post
Thank you Rick! silly question but just to be sure, after the main is up I would close the boom vang stopper and furling lines in/out and of course leave the main sheet open and put it on the winch? also will I have to worry about the boom swinging when the main sheet is free and I am grinding the out haul?

Sorry lots of stupid questions: when if at anytime would I need to free the main halyard or jib halyard?
Yes, once the sail is up you can lock the the lines. The boom should not swing much if you are head to wind. The mainsheet should never be locked, put it on a self tailing winch.

With a furling main you should not have to free the main halyard. As for the jib halyard, I don't understand how the jib gets into this discussion. We're dealing with the main.
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