Sails and Rigging

The sails have to be off before the lift out.  I was a bit apprehensive with visions of the jib unrolling part way then jamming, or raising the main and not getting it back down again.  In practice the running rigging all worked very smoothly.  The boats I’ve chartered in the past have all needed far more effort to set and furl sails, this will be partly a benefit of the direct lines rather than leading everything back to the cockpit but its still encouraging.  The only obvious damage is to the UV strip on the edge of the jib.  The stitching is almost warn away in place and the fabric has weakened so that it tears easily.  The sailmaker will give an opinion I’m sure.

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