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Convenient sail ties

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What is the issue?
Securing and furling a sail normally involves lashing it down with a handful of sail ties. It is an operation carried out with one hand for the boat, one hand for the task and a handful, or mouthful, of sail ties that often fly overboard.

Why address this?
Dealing with a large mainsail is a major and regular chore. Anything that makes it easier will greatly enhance the sailing experience.

How to address this?
Connect the sail ties to a length of shock cord as presented in figure 1.

When the sail needs to be furled all that is required is to hook the shock cord onto the each end of the boom and all the sail ties are in place ready to go.

With thanks to:
Michael Harpur, Yacht Obsession.

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