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Old 29-08-2015, 15:57   #31
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To be honest.. from this photo of one under sail where you can actually SEE the goose neck it looks no big deal... but then I'm 6'2" with long arms...

OK, let's be honest here. That long legged beauty at the back of the picture is intended to distract you (men) from any serious analysis of anything else.
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OK, let's be honest here. That long legged beauty at the back of the picture is intended to distract you (men) from any serious analysis of anything else.
Needs the long legs to help with reefing......
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Old 29-08-2015, 16:57   #33
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Boatman,

Have you ever tried to reef a Hunter 42 or 450 main manually without a furling system, boom or in-mast? I have, everything is 7-8 feet above the cockpit deck due to the cockpit arch. It's a real PITA, and that's even when you're in the marina or on a calm day.

If the boat's equipped with a Bimini... good luck, bring a ladder.
That's a design failure that makes the boat totally unfit for short handed sailing and any serious offshore work. If you can't reef the boat by hand and/or do a fix for a failed furling system, the boat is only suitable for inshore sailing. Sh*t happens, if you can't fix it or ameleorate it at sea, you are in for a very unpleasant experience.
Obviously, you fail to appreciate these booms that touch the clouds are the wave of the future... ;-)

I especially love it when they're coupled with in-mast furling... I mean, what can POSSIBLY go wrong with a furling outhaul at the end of the boom, after all? Why might one EVER have to be able to reach the end of the boom on a passage, the odds of that are slim, and none... ;-)





There's a simple fix, as always... Simply dangle a rescue ladder from the end of the boom, and BINGO!, she's Bluewater Bulletproof...

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To be honest.. from this photo of one under sail where you can actually SEE the goose neck it looks no big deal... but then I'm 6'2" with long arms...
OK Phil.... I'm beginning to SEE how you can do it.
Hmmm, might there be a hidden meaning behind the name of this Passage, perhaps?

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OK, let's be honest here. That long legged beauty at the back of the picture is intended to distract you (men) from any serious analysis of anything else.
You mean there was something else we were supposed to analyze?
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Hmmm, might there be a hidden meaning behind the name of this Passage, perhaps?

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Awesome.... She even has a set of monkey bars in the cockpit!
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