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Re: Converting to internal halyards

Bugger all. The pictures went away. Oh well, the link still goes to the photo album.

At the mast is kinda sucky on my little boat. It's a very small area.

It's made sailing so much nicer for me. I like to sail up to the dock. I get close, then head up into near irons briefly and pop the clutch on the main—it falls neatly into the stack back. Then I turn back and head toward the dock. When I'm close enough that my momentum will carry me in I pop the clutch on the jib. Then I coast up the dock with no motor and both sails already down.

I'm sure on bigger cruising boats it's not a big deal to go to the mast. Like if you're only raising the main once a day or something.

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