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Old 08-02-2018, 20:49   #1
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Raising and lowering mainsail.

I am interested to know what others do as a sequence of events when raising and lowering the main.
For example whst if any adjustments do you make to topping lift, outhaul, mainsheet, lazyjacks etc? Ours is a Lagoon 420 with sailbag and non adjustable lazyjacks.
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Old 09-02-2018, 15:18   #2
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Re: Raising and lowering mainsail.

Unzip the stack pack, attach main halyard to mainsail head, uncleat the mainsheet, head the boat into the wind, raise the mainsail by pulling down on the halyard, wrap halyard around mast winch to get last six feet to top. As mainsail gets to the top, the topping lift slackens automatically as the boom end rises. Set the main traveler, cleat the mainsheet, turn off the wind a bit, unfurl jib and trim, done - you're sailing.

Unless we are racing, we just leave the stack pack as is.
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