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The polymer sail track should help the main. You still have to deal with the headsail which requires going forward.
The most inexpensive solution is a bungy cord.
Have the engine running, and keep it in neutral, then heave-to. Use the bungy cord to keep the tiller over to Leeward
Ease the mainsail out and then you can go forward and lower IT. Once the main is down and secured, you can then go forward with the jib halyard in hand and lower the jib. Since it's already backed, it should come down on deck with your help. Tie the jib to the bow pulpit or a lifeline with a sailtie, and then go back to the cockpit undo the bungy and put the engine in gear and off you go.
Last edited by Tempest; 06-15-2010 at 05:25 AM.