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  1. savoir

    In-mast Furling

    That's probably why not too many arabs raced IOR.
  2. savoir

    In-mast Furling

    You have a dock for flaking sails ? LUXURY !
  3. savoir

    onboard coffee??

    Get yourself a stainless steel French press. I have been using one of these for 5 years without any issues. Combine that with a few bricks of Lavazza and you are good to go.
  4. savoir

    In-mast Furling

    BJ is related to his crew just like the 3 Stooges . . . . and the Marx Brothers. Maybe that's the problem.
  5. savoir

    In-mast Furling

    Bloody hell ! If I had 3 people I could lower and flake the main in 15 minutes provided the wind was light. Did you remember to put your beer down before starting ?
  6. savoir

    In-mast Furling

    Try it bachelor fashion - solo. Mine is a fair size with a 60 ft luff and 18 ft boom. Lowering and flaking it at the end of summer takes an hour.
  7. savoir

    In-mast Furling

    Only if they are the ones that go all the way down to the foot. That type should be avoided.
  8. savoir

    In-mast Furling

    The problem with hoisting in mast mains is that they don't have a proper feeder meaning that you can only do a few feet at a time. Putting the luff tape through a pre feeder helps a little. It is a job best done early in the morning when there is usually no wind. Tie the outhaul to the clew very loosely and let it flap around during hoisting
  9. savoir

    Our Daily Bread...

    Mmmmmm vegemite and butter . . . . .
  10. savoir

    In-mast Furling

    Unlikely. The tack usually sits all by itself in a big open space.
  11. savoir

    What happened to all of the other wild oat's?

    Where are the tits ?
  12. savoir

    In-mast Furling

    I sure hope you stripped and serviced the system after all that use.
  13. savoir

    Paris (Kiwi Spirit) calls it quits

    The boating industry sponsors of his voyage have disappeared. Funny that.
  14. savoir

    Our Daily Bread...

    Mmmmmm bacon, perfect on any morning.