I've never had a hank-on jib. My prior boats all had a furler or no jib. I'm struggling with how to make the process effective.
Here is my process. Please let me know if there is an easier/faster way to do this:
The jib is stored in a Sunbrella jib-bag. There is a tab on one end and a zipper on the other. I think it is designed to stay on deck but I have been removing/attaching the sail each time.
At the dock, I hank on the jib, attach the halyard, run the sheets back to the cockpit. I keep a sail-tie on the jib so it doesn't blow off the deck while motoring out to the lake.
I head into the wind, raise the main. I then go forward to undo the sail-tie, go back and raise the jib. Sailing ensues.
When its time to go in, I turn the motor on, point into the wind, center the clew with jib sheets and loose the jib halyard. I go forward with a sail-tie, flake the sail as I bring it down on the head-stay. I tie the sail-tie, leaving the jib on deck. Then I drop the main, flake and put the sail-cover on and go back to the dock.
At the dock, I bring the jib sheets to the fore-deck, fold them over along with the jib, and insert them into the bag (I confess some "stuffing" happens here). Then I remove the sail from the stay and place it below for our next visit.
I'd appreciate any suggestions/criticisms. It is working, but seems a bit clumsy still.
I'm leaning towards an FF4 cdi furler just for ease, but