Boat lingo

How do you get the main sail up?

“Rub it”

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Don’t have loose shackles, and if it gets hard to raise…make sure to lubricate the sail slugs.

If jam at the masthead, you may need to climb the mast to inspect the block. Its sheave could be cracked or damaged. In such case have it repaired right away. It can be dangerous not to be able to drop the mainsail immediately if the wind comes up suddenly.