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Re: Dangers/ Advantges of sailing on only a jib with Fresh Wind
My biggest problem with going for a sail is the Main. The main boom cover zip to be precise.
To unzip I have to unzip the bimini from the dodger to get the main cover zip right aft. Re-zipping the bimini to the didger is a real pain in the neck and it can take 15 minutes pulling and pushing to get the zip to line up.
Then after the sail, re-zipping the boom cover and putting on the mast section can take 30 minutes or more. I specifically told the sailmaker to make the boom cover with an extra 18 inches(!) of space near the mast.... he then sub-contracted the job out and its tight, a pain... a real pain.
Really, I would never do a day sail happily with the thought of the covers.
But the furling jib takes 3 seconds, less. Pop, its out.
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