Re: Furling Jib
I'm a bit confused by the hank at the top of the sail.. I think the double bale is meant to hook onto the forestay to keep the upper swivel half from spinning, and the drum would tack to the deck a few inches behind the stay.. then you tension the wire luff with the halyard and furl the sail just behind the forestay.
But if you use the hank it won't roll up..... Are there hanks the full length of the sail?
".. there is much you could do at sea with common sense.. and very little you could do without it.."
Capt G E Ericson (from "The Cruel Sea" by Nicholas Monsarrat)
1984 Fast/Nicholson 345 "FastForward"