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Old 16-11-2010, 15:00   #31
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Lea shore wreck

I don't like to writing about losing a boat on a lea shore, bring me a bottle of tawny-port and I'll tell you how its done.

Roller furling sails are nice until they get away from you in a blow.
Don't bother with my preferances, just keep the equipment maintained and secured when at anchor and if they blow-out when yours sailing in storm conditions, you can climb up there and cut them down or something.

Where are you going in Belize?
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Old 16-11-2010, 16:07   #32
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Got it I can see what you are thinking. I think we do need to really think about that issue, one of the things the previous owner does is wrap the boom with his old sail cover and tie it down, we will continue to do that. That should be better in a blow than just having the main rolled. I can see the foresail has no easy solution. I know you need to have the foresail sheets wrap around the furled sail at least one time when fully furled, it does as set up now.

We haven't figured out exactly where we are going in Belize. Open to any suggestions. Basically this is for a relatively short initial passage in case we find problems we can resolve before the longer passage up to the keys.
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Old 17-11-2010, 06:15   #33
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Grand Cayman to Florida Keys

Belize: I have never stopped there
Isla Mujeres, Mexico 21-14-42 / 86-44-38 - Nice Anchorage
Fort Jefferson, 24-37-32 / 82-52-18 - Nice Anchorage
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Old 18-11-2010, 10:49   #34
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Thanks we will be deciding what to do in the next few weeks.

Ill be back in touch in the future I'm sure.

Thanks for all the help.

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North of Cuba - we came within 5 miles of Cuba - don't tell anyone! Then through the Bahamas and on to WPB, FL
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