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I wish I could blame it on a dinghy. This was just stupidity on my part. I had my dad working the jib (he wants to learn how to sail), and when we decided to pack it in for the day, I SHOULD have tidied up all the sheets. The cockpit was full, and I didn't want to make everybody move all around, so I didn't clean them up. Had I done that, I wouldn't have had the problem. Instead, I have lots of cuts on my hands and one on my face, too. I'm still tired and sore (physically and emotionally!) today.

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Re: Learned something(s) today

One of our standard drills before starting the engine after the wind dies or whatever, and esp if the spinnaker has been up, is a general question "All lines on deck???"

I suspect you'll now do something similar
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Re: Learned something(s) today

FWIW, when we sail we throw all our lazy ends down the companionway into the cabin. It keeps them out of the way, but always available. Some say they don't want to do this because they don't want wet lines down there, but I can't remember the last time my sheets or halyards were actually wet. Plus our cabin sole is non-skid fiberglass, not teak and/or holly.
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Since that experience in 1985 I have learned not to back down on dinghy painter.
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before i raise anchor i check to see that i have made my jib sheets free of everything on deck, and that i have made figure 8 knots in the lines just a little over one foot from the end so if it tried to go overboard it doesnt reach prop.....

all sheets and all halyards on my boat have a figure 8 just a foot from end. i dont lose em and if i do, i can grab end before gone.

oh yes and my jib sheets are just a tad too short to reach prop....
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Zeehag, that last line is key.
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jibsheets donot need to be long enough to hang the captain from the yardarms after a wrap around the winch. they need not even wrap around selves in cockpit on sole.

when my jib is in neutral/midships position, my jib sheets are same exact length and only as long as to the winch and cleat. no longer. when furled my sheets come only to the waist of the boat after 3 wraps on furler


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jibsheets donot need to be long enough to hang the captain from the yardarms after a wrap around the winch. they need not even wrap around selves in cockpit on sole.

when my jib is in neutral/midships position, my jib sheets are same exact length and only as long as to the winch and cleat. no longer. when furled my sheets come only to the waist of the boat after 3 wraps on furler
Hmmm, I don't see that working very well for those sailing cutters, or if you ever pole out your headsail... If I understand you correctly, are you saying that your sheets don't even reach the cockpit when the jib is furled, and you presumably have to 'walk them back' to the cockpit while simultaneously unfurling the sail?

I dunno, when I start sizing my jibsheets to eliminate the possibility of their ever reaching my prop, I'll know it's time for me to switch to a trawler :-)


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Hmmm, I don't see that working very well for those sailing cutters, or if you ever pole out your headsail... If I understand you correctly, are you saying that your sheets don't even reach the cockpit when the jib is furled, and you presumably have to 'walk them back' to the cockpit while simultaneously unfurling the sail?

I dunno, when I start sizing my jibsheets to eliminate the possibility of their ever reaching my prop, I'll know it's time for me to switch to a trawler :-)


Nice pic. As I'm really new to sailing so is your setup in that pic for going dead down wind or are you going off center and using the pole to hold the jib from coming over?

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Jimgo, It sounds like the comedy of errors that happened to me recently! "shoulda dropped the hook" Glad you recovered and made it back safely.
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