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post #2 of Old 05-19-2008
Larus Marinus
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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.

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