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I always flake or roll sails, put them in their bag, and stow below. It's the way it should be done.
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You're absolutely right and that's why we generally leave the bagged sail resting on the foredeck unless we need to scrub below it or access the anchor chain. It's just as easy to hoist it up enough to wedge in the pulpit as it is to walk aft to untie the halyard, hoist it, and retie.
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I'll take the sail down, and tie to the deck initially. I then once at the dock, will take the clew and tack and fold onto the dock. This does take three people, two on the dock, and one under the sail on the boat to lift the sail over the lifelines. I do this with my 155 carbon. The 110 Norlam I can take off the boat and usually do it by myself on the dock. Altho some wear does occur while pulling along the dock. My nylon drifter I can do the same way. Spinaker gets stuffed in the sack. and the 140 cruising genoa, so far the same as teh 155 carbon. folded on the dock, then put into a sausage bag.

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I guess I'm too old and lazy ( just like my dacron sails) but I keep a headsail hanked on even if I'm just motoring to the pumpout because Mr. Murphy seems to live aboard. The working jib can actually be tacked through the foretriangle fairly easily by hand (with full finger gloves) with a wrap or two on the winch. Had to sail into my slip a few times when the engine quit at the most inopportune times.
I suppose you could drop the hook or head up and hank on a sail, but I've become a plan B, belt and suspenders type of guy.
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