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Re: Technique for tying up a jib
This is one of those things that I've done slightly differently just about every time I've had to do it.
One thing I've done is, after taking sail ties off the main, tie one of them to the pulpit. If you don't have a pulpit, a cleat will do. Then when the jib comes down you just put the sail tie over the jib to the opposite site of the pulpit or the opposite-side cleat.
In a pinch, another thing I've done is leave the jib halyard attached, pull a big bight of it under and around the jib and then tie it back onto itself with a rolling hitch.
Edit: I'm not crazy about jib downhauls. I haven't experimented much, but it has often jammed, during both hoists and douses; clutters the deck; and complicates the hoist/douse process.
s/v Laelia - 1978 Pearson 365 ketch
s/v Essorant - 1972 Catalina 27
Last edited by AdamLein; 06-04-2015 at 12:43 PM.