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Re: Raising main going downwind
What about if your engine won't start and you have to raise the main in a breeze but can't motor into the wind?
I just ease the mainsheet so that the boom is as in-line with the wind as possible. However, as Rich mentioned above - you have to be careful to not get your sail/battens hung up in the rigging.
S/V Dawn Treader - 1989 Hunter Legend 40
Last edited by smackdaddy; 05-24-2012 at 01:04 PM.