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post #41 of 42 Old 12-16-2013
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Re: sailing on 'headsail'

Wow- you guys get some weather. Personally view tying the head board down as my "insurance". With fully battened main and Dutchman feel cover is just there for UV protection. For really bad weather predicted may put a sail tie or two outside the mainsail cover. Do take at least 3-4 extra raps on the roller furlers before leaving the boat and if worried about weather when I'm gone run a sail tie around inside of the drum of furler and run under tension to forward cleat. Also use a sail tie from the bail on the boom of the mainsheet to a deck fitting. That way the boom is at the top of a triangle with the other leg being the mainsheet itself. Figure if nothing can wiggle no harm can come and so far it's worked out.

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Re: sailing on 'headsail'

This entire thread sounds like a very good argument for an in-mast or in-boom main furling system.
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