A few days ago I snagged a pot line. I tried a bunch of sail sets to shake it off. Basically the line was hooked well astern. I wanted to drop the main but could not. The boat hung pointing down wind
. I could have rigged hooks into the track clews and winched but did not like that at as a first option. I have full batten Antal system the wind
was full from the stern. Not being able to budge the sail sucked. I was not motoring so I was confident I had not hooked the prop. Not being able to depower sucked. I was surpised that I could not have even reefed without putting substantial winch gear
to use. Is it the full batten set up causing tension? That's the question why could I not budge the sail down. Pretty sure I have done this before. It was not windy maybe 10 knots.
I got off by backing down hard with the engine
after checking the prop was clear. After clearing I wrapped the line anyway and had to cut myself free. Apology to the fishermen. Not sure how I missed your float but I did and damn I wish I had not.