Nigel1 --"is that a short pennent between the head
of the sail and the swivel?? " I have no idea. I will have to research
what a short pennent is and get back to you. If there is a short pennent, then is that the way things should look?
Carstenb -- " something doesn't look exactly right at the very top furl. any chance you could be furling
the sail in the wrong direction?" Anything is possible. I have been stalking other sailboats at the marina to see how things compare to our stuff, and I have noticed that our sail is not as tightly wrapped as others. I thought this was because we had difficulty furling
it and it was sloppy as a result. How would I know? Seriously, what would I look at to indicate -- well, wait a minute, it does have Sunbrella edging, and that IS on the outside of the sail when wrapped. Wouldn't it be on the inside if it was wrapped wrong?
We have only sailed her in light winds so far -- only oppurtunities we've had to get out there -- so we have not even had the whole sail unfurled!! When I went to take the pics the other night we did not have time to take her out and the wind
was a bit blowy at the dock
so I did not unfurl the sail to check out the top, vis-a-vis, halyard
wrap. Hopefully this weekend will be good weather
and we will get out there and I will open her up all the way and pay CLOSE attention to what is going on up there.
Otherwise, I am sure a good cleaning
is in order, because although we don't know, we suspect she sat around in Newport
Harbor for a good bit of time with no love.
Thank you all for your thoughts and comments. I LOVE this place