So, i am new to sailing and new to this area " Houston". I bought a 29' cal and have been working on her for a bit.. She is an Ike survivor and got some damage in the storm. A few cleats were pulled and the pro furl was damaged.
When i bought the boat " which i thought looked huge" i am a bit nervous about her, just her sheer size.
Anyway there were sail bags in the V berth and i pulled them all out a while back and moved them to my house till i was ready for them. Not knowing what was in them i wanted to use my yard to spread them out. Good god one of those sails is bigger than any boat i have ever run and just looking at its sheer size a chill ran up my spine.
"""How the hell am i going to manage that thing when its bigger than any boat i have ever sailed??? """
I stood there for a bit with my jaw hanging down... Now, i know what a spinnaker looks like and i have one.. Its a huge multi colored light weight " parachute that i pulled out next. Also huge but this is a jib sail and a huge one at that!
I later found the bag with the std size jib and it seems to be new. So, the question is what the hell is this monster? some cross between a spinnaker and a jib? It has the rung to slide up the "pro furl" track?
While i have no doubt i can rebuild this boat but sailing her is starting to spook me.. Maybe i need to go back to the minor league for a bit..
Thanks for any input in this matter " even if it is to call me a dumb a--"