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For some reason I'm having trouble linking to it, but there was an extensive debate on this last September in a thread started by Cruisingdad titled "in mast furling debate" in General discussion.
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".. there is much you could do at sea with common sense.. and very little you could do without it.."
Capt G E Ericson (from "The Cruel Sea" by Nicholas Monsarrat)