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post #11 of 14 Old 06-05-2009
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I personally like sheet bags over the handi hangers, since the lines can usually run free right out of the bag, and don't need user intervention like the handi-hangers do.
Doggie - Is there a technique to the coiling or inserting into the bag that lets it run free? I've yet to experience that result. I still need crew to help the main halyard run free while I'm at the mast managing the flaking of the sail.
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All my halyards are at the mast, coiled and stopped. Sheets in the cockpit are coiled and either hung around a winch or tucked on the coaming under the dodger.

I do use the hangers for keeping sheets off the dock (and drier) when I'm not sailing, and to keep the control lines for jib cars out of the way.

I don't much like sheet bags. They seem a good idea that fails in reality.

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Agreed. We don't coil anchor lines, do we.

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I personally like sheet bags over the handi hangers, since the lines can usually run free right out of the bag, and don't need user intervention like the handi-hangers do.
And some chain lockers do fail, in practice. It is a matter of design. I have been very happy with bags of many designs, always custom fit the application. They must be the correct size and shape for the line to fit well, and they must be fit where needed.

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I have a large fastening clip on each starboard/port stantion near the cockpit for the halyards. I only need to access them when raising or lowering so that works well. As for the sheets I tend to like Dogs' method. I have those Davis Sticky Bags with the three suction cups, a bag for each jib sheet and one for the main sheet. I also find I need to have them uncoil freely and they do slide right back out of those bags with little or no tangling after I feed them in. The bags keep the spagehtie of lines out of my feet and keep them contained where they don't get wrapped around my legs or the binnacle. I like the Davis bags so much that I bought some extra ones that have multiple pockets to put other stuff in at the cockpit, keeps everything contained and leaves nothing to roll all over the cockpit during excesive heels, even keep my water bottles in them. West marine carries them and I have used them for years with complete satisfaction.

Another reason I like the Davis Sticky Bags is that they come in Pacific Blue to match all my other canvas accessories, yes I am a bit fanatical about color coordination, even my lines are variations of white and blue as is my boat.

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