SailNet Community - View Single Post - removing jib from roller furling
View Single Post
post #2 of Old 02-22-2010
sailingfool
ASA and PSIA Instructor
 
Join Date: Apr 2000
Posts: 3,557
Thanks: 7
Thanked 24 Times in 24 Posts
Rep Power: 16
 
It should just a question of tugging. However, as the luff is carrying the weight of the sail, you should not have to tug too hard.

Itfthe sail doesn't want to come down, make sure the halyard is not wrapped around the top of the extrusion, you should be able to see the Halyard leading directly from the mast exit to the top of the swivel. Check the lead by binoculars from the dock if it is hard to see.

The next risk would be the luff tape has come out of the groove somewhere. Look up the extrusion carefully. I had this happen once and it took the weight of two men to draw the sail down the two feet necessary to clear the jam.

Certified...in several regards...
sailingfool is online now  
Quote Share with Facebook
 
 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome