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Saturday, July 03, 2010
Things happen when sailing. Things fail, break, fall apart etc... The mariner always tries to minimize these failures still they do occur and one has to deal with them. Such as when I was attempting to join the Reid Stowe flotilla and a loose reefing line caught the edge of a solar panel and broke parts of the frame holding the panel. Happily, the solar panel was not carried over the side. But, I had some sharp jagged pieces of the metal frame moving about. Not to mention a loose solar panel to deal with. I needed to secure them fast. There are a number of ways to do this. I could have used line and I do have various lengths and sizes around the boat to use. That is when I have time to find and sort through them. But, for emergency situations I also like to use Ty Wraps aka cable ties. They come in various lengths are pretty strong and are easily wrapped around what you need to secure and can be cinched down tight rapidly so you can get back to the helm and continue on until things are calm enough so you can make a proper repair.
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