1. The spi- or MPS-sock is particularly useful for shorthanded crews.
Using a sock and a good autopilot, it is even relatively easy to set and lower and MPS singlehanded.
2. Using bowlines, attach the downhaul guy to
the tack and the sheet to the clew.
The sock pull-line should be
tied down to a clamp on
deck so that the sock
cannot open on its
own whilst raising
the sock with the