Single handed mainsail drop, no lazyjacks

MultiThom

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Actually no boom either, so pretty specific and since multihull I have a wide area to let it just lie flang dang on the trampoline. But when I start to motor toward the marina (always drop where there is sea room) it tries to fly about. I've been taking the time to gather it and bungie it together, but sometimes there is traffic and I'm not maneuvering with either sails or motor. Is there a better way? Suggestions welcome.
 

munt

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At the one dock I used where it was pretty difficult to sail on and off I used my Farrier style roller boom to bring the main down. I could roll that thing up very quickly indeed. It's an incredibly useful tool and very easy to fabricate. It's usefulness easily supersedes any benefit of the boomless main imho.
 

Foolish

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Remember the basic rule that until you are tied up to the dock, you must be able to raise the sail in short order when your engine quits at exactly the wrong moment.
 

Kenny Dumas

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Tie a 2 mm spectra guide line to your masthead and pull it down hard behind the mast. Put a small soft shackle at the luff of each batten and shackle / hank them to the guide line.
 

MultiThom

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Tie a 2 mm spectra guide line to your masthead and pull it down hard behind the mast. Put a small soft shackle at the luff of each batten and shackle / hank them to the guide line.
That would keep it all together and make it easy to bungie the bundle. It would take longer to hoist with those 8 soft shackles to engage, but might work.
 

Kenny Dumas

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Might actually be easier to hoist with the luff under control and way easier to fold single hand Might only need a few to make it work. I guess it’s sort of a Loose Dutchman. Anybody know one we could name it for?
 

MultiThom

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Might actually be easier to hoist with the luff under control and way easier to fold single hand Might only need a few to make it work. I guess it’s sort of a Loose Dutchman. Anybody know one we could name it for?
I use a feeder for hoisting to keep the luff from flopping about. Typically, I hoist in the marina while tied up assuming I can find an upwind parking spot for the evolution. Part of the issue is the amount of line for hoisting and dropping--2:1 main haiyard makes for about 100 feet of line and since it is small diameter dyneema it seems to love to get tangled on the drop.
 
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