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PostPosted: Thu Aug 28, 2008 11:52 am 
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The last time we went sailing on the maiden voyage it took us just over an hour to get everyting set up. I had the rudders off, mast bob off, all lines unattached from the boat and tied up to the mast. wings reversed and in trailering position. and motor in the back of my van.

My goal for next time is i want 20mins arriving to ready to put in. I am keeping the main furled on the boom now. the jib is furled on the forestay. i want to try leaving the rear stay lines attached to the hulls, i think there is enough line to drop the mast, rotate it, and walk it forward onto the trailer.

then i don't need to fumble with tangled lines when its time to set up. just back, rotate, gin pole and raise. I had pleanty of manpower with four people, but we were just not organized. i think we can do 20mins.

How long does it take you to rig you're 21sc? any tricks you use?


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 28, 2008 2:30 pm 
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It takes me at least 45 minutes with the rudders and mast already on/up. Don't ask why, I don't know where the time goes and I'm slow. I've added as many quick pins and snap shackles as safely possible and it still takes forever to rig the furled main, jib and Gennaker. I don't even have a motor. If I had a crew that knew what to do it'd probably take a lot less time.

The sun will kill your jib if you leave it on the forestay, unless you get a snorkel.

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the entire forestay is now in my basement along with all the other parts. boat gets parked mast down with a tarp over the whole thing. nothing gets stored in the sun. but i have thought about the long term of storing the sail tightly wound like that. Maby folding is better. The jib did not take long to raise anyway


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I've read that you should never fold your sails. It breaks down the resins along the crease lines and shortens the sail life.

Go buy some micro sister clips to help raise your jib. It will allow for a quicker disconnect and storage of the excess jib halyard. Don't get me wrong though, I can't think of any issues with doing what you're presently doing with the jib as long as it's not stored outside like that.

You can also use the larger sister clips on the main.

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