SailNet Community - View Single Post - Sausage, headsail, foredeck bags...
View Single Post
Old 05-19-2008
Idiens's Avatar
Idiens Idiens is offline
Larus Marinus
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Brussels
Posts: 1,756
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 9
Idiens is on a distinguished road
I not sure what you mean. Roller furling is the usual way to ease headsail handling.

I have kept a storm jib hanked on a baby stay, sheeted and bagged at the foot of the stay, ready to go, but that was a normal sail bag tied down.

I have also played with the idea of those headsails rolled around their own fibre stay. They are hoisted as a sausage and then unrolled (and rolled again) with a continuous line. But I was advised that they are a bit labour intensive, they have to go up and down fast to avoid trouble, so are used by racing crews.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook