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Old 06-04-2007
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Yes, Sabre66's description is pretty good. You want to leave the halyards stored in a way that they can be easily and quickly freed. In an emergency, you may need to lower the mainsail quickly, and if you're trying to undo some fancy knots... you might run out of time and options.
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