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Re: Raising main going downwind
OK, we all know to turn into the wind to raise the main or drop it.
However, sometimes I am too lazy to turn into th wind and I go up on cabin top and pull it up while someone else winches it up. CRAZY. Why in 2012 do we still have to do this. ...
1) Don't be lazy.
2) If you want to avoid messing with sails (and lines, and masts, et cetera, et cetera) and all their associated hassles, get a motorboat. Sailing, pretty much by definition, does not avail itself of all the modern conveniences. If we did, we wouldn't bother trying to harness the wind rather than just motoring.
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