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  2. I always blow the pole reasonably early in the douse (exactly when depends on the specific douse). It will then retract itself and there will be no need to worry about it later.
  3. You should be able to figure out the thickness through a bit of fiddling with some allen keys or seizing wire and a sharpie / tape.
  4. But your sewer person is down below unfucking the sail as you're getting rolled on the next beat.
  5. If you just blow it, the bow will have the windward sheet in their hand some distance from the clew and it will be forward of the forestay and to leeward. Basically the sequence would be that bow grabs the windward sheet, the trimmer or pit dumps it to the forestay as the bow pulls the windward sheet to pull the clew to windward. Once bow has a hand on the clew, then the leeward sheet is entirely blown and off the winch. With a practiced crew, it all ends up as basically one motion.
  6. What I said for the windward was a big dump of sheet to the forestay and then blow once the bow has the clew around. Agreed that mid-foot to sewer is best I disagree, blowing the pole early on on a windward is fantastic. The timing for it is as soon as bow has any kind of struggle getting the clew around, it unloads the sail enough to make the pulling around bit easier, it gets rid of the pole so you don't need to worry about it later and it isn't enough distance to put the sail in the water. And a proper Mexican isn't that hard. The key is to pull the jib out on the wrong side
  7. Why bother with the meter stick? Hook the fish scale to the halyard and trim the halyard until the fish scale is at the chainplate with a tension reading in the working range of the scale. Without adjusting the halyard, bring to the other chainplate and see if it's the same tension reading.
  8. On an A sail boat with a furler, I've always thought that popping the jib out on the wrong side and quickly gybing with an ugly mexican douse in the middle onto the deck followed by a round up could be probably the quickest way to stop with some control. If you drop the sail on deck, it would only take one person in the pit to do everything. Never tried it in practice or in anger.
  9. You can make a right turn at a gate, or a left turn, and you can come in on either port or starboard gybe, for a total of four possibilities. To keep the sail on port, one of those four possibilities is a leeward douse, two are windward and the fourth is a mexican.
  10. No benefit, other than maybe in a really reachy douse in a blow. Pulling in by the tack is generally a really bad idea because it puts the tack of the sail on the bottom inside the hatch when it's the first thing that needs to come out on the next set.
  11. No dude, dump the old sheet out to the forestay. Notice I said dump and not ease, you don't want to do it gingerly, you're trying to disturb the sail here. Then blow the pole, then blow the rest of the sheet entirely, off the winch. Blowing the pole really, really helps unload the sail. After that, bow needs to be concentrating on getting the foot of the sail around, once it's mostly there the halyard can go then the tack. Tack is last to keep the sail out of the water.
  12. Yeah, and if you end up in cooler temperatures, put some heat lamps on it.
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