Sail Raising Sequence

Discussion in 'Capri/Catalina 14 Talk' started by frankfps, Aug 14, 2006.

  1. frankfps

    frankfps New Member

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    After years of sailing a single sail Sunfish I now am the happy owner of a Capri 14.2 which I sail on an inland lake in Ohio. We keep the boat at a dock and use an electric trolling motor to get away from and return to the slip. Once out in the clear we raise the sails. I've been hoisting the jib first and then the mainsail. On returning we've lowered the jib first again before lowering the mainsail. Is this the recommended sequence?
     
  2. Roger Lohrey

    Roger Lohrey New Member

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    Main first Jib Second

    My boat has a roller furling jib which makes the jib easy to work with. When I leave the dock I have the jib fureld and the main lowered. I then have my wife and son raise the main. After the main is up we then unfurel the jib. When coming back to dock we furrel the jib then lower the main.
    By the way where do you sail in Ohio. I live in north east Ohio and sail at LaDue reservoir and Pymatuning lake.

    Roger
     
  3. rjsailnsd

    rjsailnsd Member

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    Hoist the main first as it takes less wear and tear vs the jib that is luffing into the mast and the shrouds.
     

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