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labatt - weight aloft concerns me a bit but nevertheless it seems an interesting option. I have read a few negative comments regarding this arrangement and that gives me pause. I like to get lines away from the mast so I have my spare/spinnaker halyards tied off to the pulpit. On one occasion managed to get the genoa half furled and then wrapped around the spare halyards. By the time I got it cleared it had turned into a bloody expensive Sunday afternoon sail I can tell you but thankfully I did manage to convince madam that divorce was probably a slight over reaction on her part. How big was the boat you were sailing on ? I'm not sure that we'd have enough foredeck space to fit a second furler but the old dear (henceforth to be known as the Silver Raven ) is only 34'.
catamount - great link, thank you. Their new boat (Hawk) is a larger version of the Raven. Well, alright, much larger ! Oh OK, same designer anyway.
Interesting chat this one, thanks to you all.
Andrew B (Malö 39 Classic)
“Life is a trick, and you get one chance to learn it.”
― Terry Pratchett.