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Yes it is a bit of a pain. I find that I tend to row in one of two situations:
– heading out from the beach to rig the boat at a buoy (on days with an onshore wind). In this case, I have the main ready to raise but loosely bundled up with the boom in the bottom of the boat. Yes, you end up sitting on it but usually it’s only for a few minutes.
– out on the water and the wind fails. When it is this calm, you can just use one of the reefing lines to top up the sail and keep it out of the way. It can be useful to loosely secure the mainsheet somehwere to stop it flapping in your face.