Re: Near disasterous first sail
Originally Posted by Lemonshirt
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.
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