KTL 235 clip bad sail handling – rig comes down with a bang

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  1. 12 September, 2011 at 3:10 pmrob says:

    Good manoeuvre, Well done skipper!

  2. 12 September, 2011 at 3:54 pmDylan Winter says:

    the good thing about river sailing is that there is usually something soft you can hit – in this case the reeds. I came out of the wind shadow and bang – too much untamed canvas aloft. I grabbed the wide stay to stop it going too far to Port as it fell. It still fell to port

    but I got the engine going and I was okay

    had my reservations about posting it…


  3. 12 September, 2011 at 5:02 pm[email protected] says:


    Glad you posted it, because that’s what it’s really like out there, scrambling around a boat underway, singlehanded, doing some manoeuver. We all experience the timing of the thing not going as we’d hoped. It’s your quick recovery and having kept going, emphasis getting under that bridge safely, that counted. One of the things that makes your videos so great is they’re of real people in the real world of boating.

    Really liked the shots of the skipper tacking the boat, where the viewer can only see the mast, sails, and skipper through the tall shore grass.

  4. 13 September, 2011 at 2:43 pm[email protected] says:


    Back to the Drascombe theme – with a loose footed boomless main they do what they call the harbour furl – holding the clew and pulling backwards to keep the tension whilst at the same time rolling the sail up towards the mast.
    It’s then secured with a couple of ties. Another method, but perhaps too much work for what you need, is to have a line from the top of one shroud that is wrapped quickly around the furled sail and then clipped back onto the shroud, acting as a single wrapped tie. When not in use the line is tensioned via the fitting at the foot of the shroud to keep it out of the way.

  5. 14 September, 2011 at 11:36 pmGreg Smith says:

    Great stuff. Really enjoying seeing more long shots of you sailing the slug

  6. 16 September, 2011 at 4:25 amBob the Boat says:

    Great stuff Dylan Keep it up mistakes and all makes it more real

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