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post #1 of Old 04-04-2001 Thread Starter
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need to raise the Jib.

I have a Pearson 24 and it has very high railing ropes going forward. It doesnt bother the 155% Genoa I have if I''m Close hauled, but if I need to let the jib out it goes up and over the ropes that go down both sides of the boat.

What I would like to do is add a strong 18 inch long wire with loops at both ends, and attach one to the Jib and the other to the Jib Cleat so it raises the bottom of the sail high enough to clear the ropes. I have enough room at the top of the forestay to make this happen I''m just not sure what to ask for at the store, nor do I know if I should or should''nt do this. I have seen several sailboats with high ropes, and wonder how they do it.
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