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post #1 of Old 05-17-2003 Thread Starter
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easy way to change headsails?

Hi all.

Had a blast today. 20 knot winds, and 8-10 foot seas, in a 19 foot boat (16 at the waterline) we were rail in the water, and beet my best time around our local oil rig by about 1/2. =)

but half way out there I gave up on using the 150, as we were constantly on the verge of taking on water, and the winds were coming up, so we headed up into irons as best we could, and I went forward and brough down the headsail, spread out on my butt and braced agianst as many things as possible, unhanking and untying etc. We got the 110 up, and had a blast, but still the sail change wasnt exavtly fun.

So, whats the easy way to do that?

(and also, whats the name of the place that reconditions sails? my 150 still has perfect shape, but it''s starting to get a bit thin, and if I can fix her rather than replace her, I''d like to.)

Thanks

-- James
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