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Re: Had the boat two days, two problems already...
That's good to know, thank you. The boat came with four headsails, from a storm jib to a 170 drifter. Roller furling is very handy, but very expensive.... I may well stay with the hank on.
I do want a main cover though. The previous owner kept the main below and rigged it all up every time he sailed. I would like to make it easier than that.
Main sail cover is very useful. Luckily they are also pretty cheap. There are a couple of people on eBay who are making them out of Sunbrella for around $100.
I don't think the storm jib was ever used on our Catalina 25. We didn't have a double reefing main that would keep the boat balanced with that little foresail. If space below is a concern then I'd keep that and the drifter at home, keep the working jib and genoa onboard.
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