Re: Gennaker downhaul on CS27
Have a good look when you run that and see whether or not the tack line chafes on the furler drum.. if so that's not good or either.
One thought I had was getting one of those clamshell fittings that bolt around the pulpit stanchion down low, one that you can attach a shackle to (like a bimini bow attachment piece) or ideally something similar but a little more robust. I'd think that's a pretty strong location right near the base fitting, and gets your much more forward vis a vis the furler drum.
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