Join Date: Sep 2011
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Lines to Cockpit/Shareing the Load
Question....the way my running gear is set up now, (winch/pulley/cleat) I can only run one halyard to the cockpit...I believe it was set up for the Main.
I have a hank on jib, it has its own sheel lines/pullies/winchs (to cockpit)...I want to put a down haul to the forestay and run that to the cockpit as well as the jib halyard...
My thinking is when sailing with my bride, I would want her to hold a bearing into the wind with the tiller while I go up and hoist the main, adjust the slides and tighten the halyard to mast cleat *all up on deck/standing at the mast...
Then I would go forward, un bag, hank on, and layout sheets for jib and then she could "winch" the halyard from the cockpit while I adjust the hanks clear the lines set the foot on jib/genoa...
Does that make sense workload wise...? and safety on fore deck wise..?
Or would she/inexperienced crew have too much to do pulling sheets, winching halyard "and" holding tiller and would it be better if I did that and sent them forward...?
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