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Dousing Sock – Spinnaker Accessories
The dousing sock was designed to help the shorthanded crew handle the cruising spinnaker or gennaker. The sock takes the place of several long-armed crew members by encasing the sail during sets and douses to keep the sail under control. In fact, this is the system that is used by the singlehanded around the world racers who set spinnakers on 60-footers by themselves.
The dousing sock, also called the UK Sailmakers Stasher, is an inexpensive addition to your sail inventory that will make you ask yourself why you didn’t purchase one years ago. Note that you can order a Stasher with a hard fiberglass mouth or soft plastic mouth. We recommend that you order your Stasher without the hard fitting as the fiberglass mouth is heavy and could scratch your mast and the inside of your boat.