We made it down to the boat Friday evening to get an early start organizing things Saturday. I also had a few plans for mounting the charge controller for the wind generator and connecting the battery in the anchor locker to the rest of the house system. I did manage to get those two things done, then we received a call from one of our daughters that wanted to come down for a sail. Two ended up arriving, so we decided to head out for a bit.
After we motored out of the slip we immediately started to raise the sails. The main went up without a hitch, but when we raised the jib it only opened partially. After fighting with it for a while we decided to head back in and figure out what went wrong.
As it turned out the main halyard had wrapped around the roller furlering at the top. I worked to unwrap it for a few hours before it started getting late and decided to wait for morning. I may need to go up the mast, but can’t without a free halyard to use.
More after I figure this out.
—sent from my Android