I pre-tensioned the line as there wasn't enough wind to justify having the main all the way up.
I really want to use this in my signature line! Just awesome! And I don't mean this in a bad way Twiggs!! I think your enthusiasm is great and haven't read a thread like this in awhile. Take up NoStrings advice/help. I'm sure he knows his shit about SFbay and.... it's free. And you've done a good job blowing up others that don't help some much. life buoy wasn't exactly doing anything but posting from some unknown hole. I think the mode here is to stay safe in SFbay. I sailed that bay for 2 years in mid 80's when I was ignorant about tides and current. Shit happens fast and cold water is deadly. I didn't treat it with as much respect as I should have.