Great story Robert, I'm glad everything worked out ok......
Apart from the lifeline issue, the second major "learning" I got was about taking the time to properly stow the storm jib. If it had been done in a hurry, way back when you last packed it, you might have been in much worse of a jam....
Love to learn "the hard way" when it's someone else "doing the doing", as it were.
I got an Old Fat Boat
She's Slow But Handsome
Hard In The Chine, but Soft In The Transom
I Love Her Well, And She Must Love Me
But I think It's Only For My Money
. ..... Gordon Bok