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Ron Hill

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Re: New sails Experiences/Recommendations
« Reply #15 on: December 03, 2019, 02:51:36 PM »

Patches : Ulman did a great headsail (Laminate, leach & foot lines, and foam luff) for me. Now is definitely the time of year to by sails!!

Good Luck Shopping,  A thought
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DaveBMusik

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Re: New sails Experiences/Recommendations
« Reply #16 on: December 03, 2019, 03:13:30 PM »


I always roll mine up so the sheets are wrapped around the furled sail about 3 or 4 times. It may not look as neat, but it prevents that from happening.


Another thing I do for "storage" is to use one of the old (3/8? 5/16"?) reefing lines that PO had on my original main.  It's maybe 24" long?  Just enough for two wraps around the furled sail, one wrap above, one below the sheets - which I can reach on the 30 standing on the pulpit, and a square knot.  She's safe and sound.

Prior to astorms, I always take my spinnaker halyard and wrap the forestay in the opposite direction as the sail. 10 or 12 wraps is easy insurance.
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Dave Burgess
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Jim Hardesty

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Re: New sails Experiences/Recommendations
« Reply #17 on: December 04, 2019, 04:54:42 AM »

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I always roll mine up so the sheets are wrapped around the furled sail about 3 or 4 times. It may not look as neat, but it prevents that from happening.

My way is to have the 3-4 wraps of the sheets when all the furling line is off the drum, pull the furling line and sheets snug and cleat.  If I'm going to be away or if strong winds are expected use a sail-tie above the clew.
Jim
 
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