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Old 18-12-2007, 11:35   #16
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I want one of those. Two of those actually. I have considered it for sometime and have it on my to do list.
Do you have any problem with the sail getting caught up in anyway??
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Old 18-12-2007, 11:39   #17
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Although not perfect, I think the plastic ones are a bit safer. Nothing like having a metal fishhook like projectile coming towards your eyeball.


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Old 18-12-2007, 12:55   #18
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When I first saw the bungees with the plastic ball I thought they were very clever, but too small. So I made one to secure the sail cover around the mast, using 1/4" shock cord and a 2" wooden ball. The bleeding stopped in about half an hour, the embarassment still lingers. Jesse
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Old 18-12-2007, 15:46   #19
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Gord,
If your post was aimed at me, the only place I have to watch is when I'm raising the main. One batten does its best to catch under the lazyjacks on the way up if I don't get the boat headed up exactly. After that batten is past the lazyjacks, all the others are long enough that they don't catch.

On the way down, it's no problem at all. BTW I have Frederiksen (now Ronstan) roller cars on a mast track, so the main drops as fast as I can feed the halyard from the cockpit.

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Old 18-12-2007, 19:08   #20
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We use these:

or these

We buy the cord in bulk and make our own to length. Bungee cords are useful for their elastic properties. We use them to wrap around our flaked sails and to install our coachroof cover. I don't think there is anywhere on the boat that we use them in place of a rope for example. Stretch them too far and you are asking for trouble.
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Good idea!

Them plastic jobbies probably would not have cut so deep with the kinetic energy stored behind it.
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Aloha SM,

I like your mainsail stowage system. Looks great. Can you show a picture of it while you are underway without the mainsail stowed? Is yours a fully battened main?

The stretchy bungee sail ties are too easily lost and are dangerous. I like flat nylon and use slippery reef knots in them. If one end has an eye then you can tuck the end in tighten down and use just a couple half hitches and it can be faster.

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Aloha Del,

I hope you have healed up sufficiently to enjoy the Christmas Season. Merry Christmas!!

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Aloha SM,

I like your mainsail stowage system. Looks great. Can you show a picture of it while you are underway without the mainsail stowed? Is yours a fully battened main?

The stretchy bungee sail ties are too easily lost and are dangerous. I like flat nylon and use slippery reef knots in them. If one end has an eye then you can tuck the end in tighten down and use just a couple half hitches and it can be faster.

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Your wish is my command. Yes, it's fully battened with a fairly big roach.
No topping lift, I use a boomkicker. In the picture on the right what appears to be a topping lift is actually the starboard cap shroud.

I tuck the lazyjack lines into the sail covers as I roll them up, leaving them slightly loose to prevent sail chafe.

In the previous photos and the one on the right, note the 3 bungie loops hanging from the lower edge of the sail cover. Each side has them. When the sail is up and the cover sides are rolled up, the loops go over FIXED(!) hooks on the inside lower edges of the cover. The cover is continuously attached to the boom via a casing with a flat aluminum strip slid into a slot extrusion in the boom.

The rather grim concentrated look on my neighbor's face is probably due to the fact that this is her first sail ever, although she told me later that it was the most fun she could remember.

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I know someone who lost an eye to a slipped bungee!
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Thanks SM.

Thanks Del, that looks like the Santa that comes ashore on Waikiki. Except he usually uses an outrigger.

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my brother had to have reconstructive surgery because of the damage one did to his mouth. Now I never use them.
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When I first saw the bungees with the plastic ball I thought they were very clever, but too small. So I made one to secure the sail cover around the mast, using 1/4" shock cord and a 2" wooden ball. The bleeding stopped in about half an hour, the embarassment still lingers. Jesse
Sounds like a tennis ball would be just the ticket... ?
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I have at least $200 worth of bungees on my boat. I have to keep a tarp up due to a large leaky window. After having a bungee let loose and get me, i came up with another way to cover the window. Ive got my tarp spread out on the deck over the window and held down by a bunch of 1# lead bricks. It works great, but it wasnt fun bringing all those little bricks to the boat in the dingy.
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