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post #17 of Old 09-23-2011
RobGallagher
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C&C 30 MK1 w/ attached lazyjacks
I'm in a mooring field with lots of current that can affect how I come off/get on my mooring. Sometimes motoring is simply a safer approach.

Raise the main
Drop the mooring
sail off the mooring till I get a bit of speed
Unfurl the jib and trim... weeeeee!

Motor off the mooring
Unfurl the jib
Shut down the engine
Come as high as possible (pinch)
Raise the main... woooohoooo!

Head up as high as possible (pinch)
Drop the main, tidy up
furl the jib
start the engine

Furl the jib before heading to the mooring
Sail to the mooring on the main
Grab the mooring, get it over a cleat
Drop the main
Open beer/Gosslings
tidy up

(Having the jib unfurled and trimming it as much as possible allows the main to come/down easily)
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