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Yachts Important Notes Please Read 1) If you have a sailing yacht with a bowsprit, you’ll have a (Bob Stay). This wire holds the bowsprit down and in position, thus holding the rest of the rig in position. The Bob Stay is the most important wire on the boat. If the Bob Stay or bowsprit breaks, stop sailing and call the Yard for assistance. Thank you. 2) When sailing the yacht on a run (with wind behind), and you have the sail and boom fully out (port or starboard), please could you ensure you do not rest the boom on the shrouds, this is highly dangerous. The reason this is highly dangerous, is because if you jibe (boom and sail coming across the boat from one side to the other), if you do not sheet in as boom comes across, it will hit the shrouds on the other side of the boat and could break the boom, ga, mast and or shred the sails. Thank you. 3) Could you please ensure that all ropes are in a safe and tidy place when either motoring or sailing, when sailing this is very important because when you raise the sail you easily quadruple the amount of rope that is on the deck, i.e. main halyard on a Bermuda Rig, also peak and throat on a Ga Rig, and many more. If these ropes are not coiled and tidied when yacht heels over, the ropes will go overboard and for any reason you need engine in a hurry, when you start the engine the ropes will foul the propeller, so please could you coil and tidy all ropes. Thank you. 4) Luft lines - Please do not adjust, as they have been set in the correct position, so that they do not put tension on the wrong places on the sails. Thank you.

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Rope on Propeller

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Japonica 5  

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Japonica 5  

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