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Dousing Sock Hangups
Do your sock lines go up inside the sock with the sail?
On my ATN ''sock'' the sock line runs through an sleeve in the sock. Not possible to wrap it around the sail.
I try to grab the middle of the foot of the sail and pull it down while hoisting the first few feet of sock. (sock & sail already hoisted to masthead). My problem is usually the sail bunching up in the sock. Be sure to pull both the downhaul and uphaul side of the sock line tight before hoisting the sock. I have also had better luck running the sock line through a snatch block on the foredeck. That way you don''t hang on the line while pulling the sock down, which can be an unstable position to be in on the foredeck.