SailNet Community - View Single Post - Near disasterous first sail
View Single Post
post #13 of Old 11-12-2013
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Oceanside CA
Posts: 177
Thanks: 3
Thanked 8 Times in 8 Posts
Rep Power: 10
Re: Near disasterous first sail

Originally Posted by Lemonshirt View Post
one of those gusts caught me offguard, snapped off a couple of the sail slugs on the stern end of the boom and nearly capsized us
If you have slugs along the boom you probably also need an outhaul, a length of line that pulls the clew (aft corner) of the sail out towards the end of the boom. Something probably wasn't rigged properly if the slugs are snapping.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
theonecalledtom is offline  
Quote Share with Facebook
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome