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Re: Furling Jib


I have a barton furler on my boat and its somewhat similar. We kept the forestay. The swivel attaches to the sail and halyard. The drum attaches behind the forestay preferably 3 or 4 inches. I also have hanks on my sail. I found that I had to remove the top hank in order to furl the sail in ANY wind what so ever. Be advised that these furling systems are just that ie the jib is either fully out or fully in. You CANNOT reef the jib with them. Also make sure the halyard is TIGHT'. Heres a photo of our drum sorry about it being blurry.

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