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post #5 of Old 12-03-2009
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Just to add to the caution about maintaining tension on the lind as you let the sail out. Early this season I forgot to do this, and the resulting mess in the drum couldn't be untangled. As a result the jib couldn't be furled on a very windy day with large waves. I had to got up to the foredeck (bow pounding into the waves), and get the jib down by taking it off the furler. And then in all that excitement, losing the job harlyard up into the top of the furler. Resulting in having to pay someone to go up the mast later on to retrieve said jib halyard. All in all, a big "lesson learned".
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