Re: Main halyard stbd, jib halyard port??"?
Originally Posted by roverhi
Believe it was tradition in placement of the halyards. EVERY boat I owned or was on had the Main Halyard
on the Stbd side and headsail halyards to port. After a 20 year hiatus from sailing noticed there no longer seemed to be that hard and fast convention. First noticed it on a multi hull
. Maybe it's a training wheel
boater thing flaunting convention. Confusing for us sailors who grew up with the Stbd Main Halyard
location expected. Even a bit dangerous as the wierd halyard location hit home when the skipper
needed me to reef the main and I tried to drop the jib
instead in a sudden big increase in wind
Same exact experience here roverhi...
In the harsh marine environment, something is always in need of repair...
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