Posted by Adam Quinan on July 24, 2023 at 08:55:29 user Adam.
In Reply to: Re: Roller furling was Re: 'Goblin' posted by John Nichols on July 23, 2023 at 13:53:37:
Here are some excerpts from WDMTGTS which show that Goblin (Nancy Blackett) had roller furling.
From WD Chapter 9: He was stooping now to loose the furling rope of the jib.
The jib suddenly unrolled and began to flap.
From WD Chapter 20: The pilot was signalling to furl the jib. He had let the sheets fly, and the jib was flapping idly like a flag. John stooped, risking a blow from dancing blocks, and took hold of the furling rope. What had Jim done? Simply pulled? John pulled as hard as he could, and the sail rolled up, with the blocks danced no more.
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