The Banana Downhaul

P1000831Is this a downhaul or a foreguy or some other sailing term I don’t know?

It doesn’t take you long after you arrive in the S Pacific to figure out that your stalks of bananas need to be well strapped down. It only takes one rolly anchorage or sail to realize that your bananas will bash themselves to pulp on your lifelines without a banana downhaul.

Depending on your point of sail and sea state you may also have to adjust your downhaul to prevent accidental cockpit smoothies.

These are the kind of high class problems we have to deal with while cruising.