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post #101 of Old 09-24-2007
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We were getting ready to anchor. We had furled the genoa and had dropped the main but left the lazy jacks up. As we were motoring into a very tight anchorage the engine quit. (Did I mention it was blowing 25+?) Anyway we tried to immediately get some sail up but it got caught in lazy jacks. We eventually got the sail up and sailed out of danger but it was a nerveracking few minutes. Lesson learned: After stowing the main, always secure the lazyjacks. The sails must be ready to deploy with no impediments at a moment's notice.
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