Re: make a gale sail
We converted our hank-on storm jib to a Gale Sail by having ATN add the necessary flaps, tape and lugs. We keep it and the sheets in a ready bag in our cockpit sail locker. One must also have ties that will secure ones working sheets to the furled sail although, once the Gale Sail is in place they will be enclosed and secured and, unless one's sheet leads will take two sheets, one must also have spare sheet leads or snatch blocks ready to go in place to take the sail's sheets. Rigging the sail is usually done while running off and, if the sail is folded properly only the luff needs project from the sail bag while hanking the flap over the furled jib. The hoist once everything is ready is really not that difficult but the noise can be a bit unnerving until the luff is tightened and the sheets set up.
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