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Old 04-23-2007
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I like furlers. But then there was one day when the furling line broke, chafed up forward someplace on something unnoticed, and we had a 150 fully unfurled in mounting winds and worsening weather and no way to furl it without someone going up on the bow and...yeah, sure, thread a needle inside the roller drum while the rocking horse is pitching.

I have to admit at times like that, a hanked-on sail is faster and easier to deal with!

The chafed line? Yeah, we know that's pilot error but isn't that why sailors say "---- happens" ?
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