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It does indeed catch up in the lines, if you let it...but you can get by by having the boat pointing nicely into the wind, and coordinating the pull on the halyard with the time the battens stay in the middle..almost like a coreographed gest...I am so used to it, I never snag.
It's not big of a deal, you get used to it, and to be honest the problem it causes is way offset by the ease it provides..
I do it on my own alone, with no problems whatsoever, I say go for it, really...it's just a little annoyance that you must remember but can learnm to cope with..
Both my wife and my son hoist the main without any problem, one watches, the other one pulls...for my wife, the "other" system is much more complicated..the sail doesn't flake that good, its like plastic as she says, it lies on the boom, and I keep removing it...ehehehe
The lazt bag and cruisng sail is a warm welcome for her
Last edited by Giulietta; 11-19-2008 at 09:25 PM.