Re: After buying our first boat, we're now on our 4th episode - learning by doing
You could have just dropped the main like we do on fixed booms and lashed it to the boom with ties.
Maybe practice this for next time, a lot quicker than boom furling.
You can then roll it by hand onto the boom, one at the mast, one in the cockpit when back alongside.
It was a dark and stormy night and the captain of the ship said.. "Hey Jim, spin us a yarn." and the yarn began like this.. "It was a dark and stormy night.."