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Old 05-09-2011
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I found a manual online. It seems like I am supposed to loosen up the dutchman lines and tie them back to the mast, then drop the boom to the deck and tie it off. On our boat that means disconnecting the boom-vang, which if it is blowing hard enough to use a trisail, sounds almost impossible. The boat is old, but new to me, I am just figuring out how to use all the sails that came with it, this summer on lake michigan but I hope to do an ocean crossing in the next 5 to 7 years, I still have to get this work thing in the past. In addition to the fact that for now the boat is much more capable than me.
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