I usually store mine on the beach w/the wings up beacuse I don't want folks sitting on the wings while it's on land....
So I use the jib sheet to hold the front of the wings together in the up position.
- Where the jib sheet would clip in the clew of the sail, instead clip it at a diamond wire on the mast.
- Fold up one wing, take the jib sheet and run it from the mast out around the front of the folded up wing... and cleat the sheet w/the jib cleat.
- Repeat w/other side.
- Adjust it to find where it holds most secure by moving the jib traveller.
WARNING #1 - if it comes uncleated, your wings will slam down...
WARNING #2 - I don't like leaving things cleated, gives me the idea it weakens the springs in the cam cleats.
- So what I do is take the excess jib sheet, the loose part that's lying on the tramp, and run it back through my main sheet traveller, and tie off a stopper knot in the loop of jib sheet. (you're removing your mainsheet for storage, right?)
Lastly, tie a security line, or bungee, at the back of the wings to keep them stable.
[quote="Chet3"]A little off topic but does anyone have any great ideas for storing the wings up with the mast up. I store my boat with the mast up at the marina but they want a lot more $ for an extra wide storage slip. I therefore have to fold the sings up against the shrouds every time.
Now I tie a rope around the shroud and then throw it around the sing and then over to the other side, around that wing and the shroud and back over to where I started and tie it off to the shrouds. I put some old towel material between the wing and the shrouds to prevent chafing on the tramp material.
This works reasonably well when I have crew but it was a pain to do myself.
Thanks for any advice/ideas.