Join Date: Apr 2018
Location: Currently, Richards Bay, South Africa
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Re: Really good movie with well done sailing scenes
A previous owner set up our Valiant 40 with all main sail lines running aft to the cockpit. I rarely use the halyard from the cockpit. It is faster and easier for me to raise the main halyard from the mast, by using my body weight then, if needed, put a few wraps on the 2-speed winch, mounted on the mast, crank as needed, then cleat it off at the mast, as is traditional. For me, pulling backwards from the aft cabin bulkhead then crank, crank, cranking on the winch,to get the rest of the main sail up takes too long and is more effort. Reefing, I have to go forward anyway to put the dogbone on the reef hook and all that reefing process for the tack is easier aligned with the halyard control at the mast.