Originally Posted by MarkJ
Cos when you clip it onto a stay you have secured one side from flapping as you hoist it.
If all 3 sides are unsecured when you haul it up in 40 knots you will be flicked to death at the mast.
I had thought about this, but I'm convinced there must be 'right' way to do it
So obviously it is 'different', but possibly not necessarily more difficult. Even with one end tied down (on a regular hank on) you still have the other end to contend with while you get the sheets
sorted and hoisted. In 40 knots, there's going to be some mayhem going on with either one...
I'd imagine you could hoist it off the wind without getting beat up, then sheet it in tight and head
up to drop the working jib. It also wouldn't be too difficult to have it readied and lashed near the mast, before the wind is 40kts, so you only need to attach the halyard, pull the ties off, and start hoisting. (edit) I've seen singlehanded racing
sailors hoist spinnakers right from the cockpit
, could use the same method for this sail too.
(for my boat) I'd rather figure out how to use one one of these properly, than to put a storm jib on my forestay. Of course installing a solent stay is ideal and I'll probably do that one day, but I think these sails
have their place on smaller boats with hank-on sails
, or any other boat that doesn't have a second forestay installed and that doesn't wish to rely on the furler... Plus, they have other uses
It's just a matter of figuring it out...