"batten the hatches, ye lubbers!!" well its good advice - not only do you stand to get a good dose of seawater downstairs but if you ever do get the jib
up, every time you go about you'll have to go forward to free the jibsheet from being stuck on a hatch
. As for your main - you've probably got a vang rope
somewhere in that pile by the mast
, you'll need to use that to pull the boom down and flatten that main once you've eased the toplift - then she might make some way...if you've bought the boat i reckon the highest priority in your things to learn list is "how to keep the engine
working" - on a biggish boat the best way to learn how to handle it if you're a bit short of experience is - get the motor
running so you can manage the boat with it when you need to then put some sails
up and figure out how to sail it through trial and error. Should be fun, keep us posted...