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post #2 of Old 03-26-2007
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Run downwidn so the main blankets the jib, untie your stopper knots and remove the sheets from the turning blocks. Then either:
1. unfurl the sail by passing a sheet in front of the forestay, counter to the direction of the furler, and then pulling a wrap off the furler, use a sheet winch if necessary. Continue until the sail is unwrapped, then dump the sail and remove.
2. If the sail won't unwrap, then pass the sheet in front of the forestay in the same direction as the furler, and manually wrap the sail around the forestay. When done, secure the furled sail with some ties. On the next calm day, straighten the mess out.
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