Join Date: Mar 2006
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Don't forget that you are lifting the weight of the sail and as you hoist it the halyard force becomes greater due to both weight and track friction due to that weight.
Our heavy dacron jib is a beast to hoist because it weighs over 100 lbs. The lighter 125 Genoa is actually easier to raise because it weighs about 1/2 as much.