Hobie Dude wrote:
I'm still curious about how you recover once the boat is upright. How realistic is it that you'll be able to return the shroud to it's correct location once the boat is upright? Also I'm assuming that it's a quick pin connection, and per previous posts aren't quick pins on standing rigging a big no no?
I used to be a lightweight short guy. Now I am a fat short guy. I have used the system for over 25 years on a 16 and my current 17. It works really well, but like everything else, it takes practice.
Here's the trick to recovering once the boat is up right - remember that when you come up, the wind is lifting the sail from the side that has not been lengthened while the lengthened shroud will be slack on the leeward side. DO NOT let the boat come up with the lengthened shroud to windward. NO NO NO.
Sail easy on that tack while you re-connect the slack shroud on the leeward side of the boat.
I know, easier said than done, but it is do-able. With a crew it is easy.