Mainsail Boltrope Feeder
Has anyone purchased a sail feeder gadget (expensive) or have any remedies or methods for avoiding the boltrope not going into the sail slot well during mainsail hoisting. I stand on the stbd side of course and winch it with my right hand while my left hand is trying to keep the boltrope aligned...which slows down the process and I have to back the halyard sometimes since it jammed. I want to know hints primarily to be used with singlehanding. I also wonder if how you pack/unpack the mainsail affects this like rolling vs flaking, etc.
Appreciate any wisdom,