Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Vancouver Island
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My jibs are hank on. The jibs on the 105' classic yacht I skippered were hank on. Sometimes I pine for roller furling then I learn of another disaster and save my money.
Provided you are organized and the boat will go straight when you leave the helm, sailing with hank on sails is a pleasure. The key is, of course, you gotta get off your a** to change sails. Lots of folks just plain don't like that.
The nice part is, when it is howling and you have your little 90% blade up and the boat is making good way to weather there is not much to go wrong.
There is a tide in the affairs of men,
Which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune;
Omitted, all the voyage of their life
Is bound in shallows and in miseries.
Shakespeare, Julius Caesar IV, iii, 217