slapping halyards donot age the mast
but the halyard will rupture at the least opportune time. i enjoy watching that happen to the halyard slapping ignorants who think it is romantic..ha ha ha h ah a
keep them halyards flapping and slapping, we need more lost
at sea boats.
"ohmy!!!! my sail fell down just when i needed it most and i could not retrieve it from water
so i cut it loose" "it just fell all by itself"
h ah ah aha ha ha h a so many times i heard that from the ones whose halyards slap. fun to watch, as it isnt my dough being wasted. one neighbor came to his boat , tried to raise his main with the ruptured halyard and asked how did htis happen.. h aha ha ha ha the rupture was exactly where the line hit his spreaders. and so-- ye wanna save dough and not look unseaworthy??
belay your halyards.
saves you lots of money
in long run. you can spend that dough on other more important and worthy repairs
never heard that slapping halyards shows lack of seamanship??
that is how we used to be taught sailing--belay your lines so no noise
, no jerking and no tugging, as all those actions cause damages and hemorrhaging of dough from the owner.
a quiet boat is a happy boat.
as for teaching a pig to sing--you aint done that, have you--i suggest you try.
as for bs. another translation is balderdash.
by the way--you all know i know nothing, as i started sailing in 1955 on an old engineless classic gaff rigged raceabout treasure, registered.. damn 61 yrs sailing now. wow is a loong time... fun should not be had for such a long time-- ha ha ha ha ha