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post #3 of Old 04-27-2008 Thread Starter
Dave H
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We presently stow them up against the stanchions. This works reasonably well most of the time but I would have concerns if heavy weather was a factor. If you had seas breaking across the foredeck it could put heavy loads on the stanchions if the kayaks were secured against them. We have found that keeping them fairly far forward worked best in keeping them out of our way. I tie a short line from the bow of the kayak down to the toe rail in an attempt to minimize the risk of catching a jib sheet underneath. Most of the time it is not an issue when tacking as long as you monitor where the lines are lying prior to each tack. Have on the odd occasion gotten into a situation where the lines and sail are flogging for short periods and in that sort of situation it could be possible for a line to slip under the kayak. We sail a Beneteau 42s7 so we have fairly wide side decks...keeping the kayaks forward allows us to move forward a little easier though.
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