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Re: Who went Sailing on Saturday? "Pictures"
For some reason, every time I take this one particular guy sailing ( an ex-racer extraordinaire), something happens to the jib. Last year I took the jib to the loft and they looked it over, did some repairs and said all is well.
Well, unfurled the jib, it filled beautifully and then suddenly sagged. WTF? I'm yelling from the helm, "What the hell is wrong with the jib? It looks like it isn't fully hoisted."
Crew dilly dallies a bit and I hear, "The head of the sail is torn!"
I furled it up and we went under main alone. Turns out, the webbing went. I spent two more days trying to get the damned halyard down. I taped some stiff rope to the main halyard, tied a slip knot with a loop and managed to lasso it and haul it down. Once the loft is done with my sail, I'm back in business.
No photos, but lots of swearing.
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