Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Rock Creek, Maryland
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When single handing your success at sail handling is going to rely more on early weather prediction and early sail handling than anything else. Reduce sail before it is a necessity. Rolling up a furler in heavy conditions is extremely difficult. Sometimes it tempts you to use a winch on the control lines which puts high loads on the rigging. Where are your halyards tied off? At the mast? It would be easy to place the bag, free the halyard and quickly pull down the jib. If necessary, quickly lash sail on deck to secure until conditions improve and you can stow the sail. My vote is on the bag.
Sailing out of Rock Creek, Chesapeake Bay
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