Originally Posted by christian.hess
toggles top and bottom is a must do on 99 percent of furler installations not only for letting the wire sag to leeward and give but to helpe prevent twisting and fatigue from furling in heavy winds etc..
2 toggles is always best but if your just using hank on a toggle on bottom is absolutely fine...
thats what I have...
That makes my decision to go back to hanks that much easier. The RF was installed by a previous owner and I never really liked it. I never felt like I could get the best shape I could out of the sail, and when the wind piped up and I got overpowered, I would have to fall off the wind or attempt to partially roll up the jib which completely ruined any shape.
The fact that the RF had no toggle at the top leads me to believe that it was probably wearing prematurely as well so replacing all of it is a good thing.