I have finally hoisted the twin jibs that came with the boat. I tested them using the twizzle rig (The Twizzle Rig or Twistle Rig for Downwind Ocean Sailing
) while tied at the dock
. It seemed to be working ok with wind
blowing from the stern 15ish knots. But it was a bit of mess trying to take the jibs down.
The twin jibs (two separate pieces) have staggered hanks (no furling) so that they are hanked on the forestay of the boat (Marieholm 26), and each is poled out. How would you take the jibs down when wind
picks up on the water
? Would you remove the poles and then turn to iron before lowering the jibs (which is what I do with a regular jib)? Or would you try to lower the jibs with the poles attached to jibs while wind blowing from the stern? Or else?
What is your experience with twin jibs hanked on the forestay?