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post #33 of Old 05-04-2011
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Originally Posted by bobperry View Post
I'm afraid your not going to go anywhere but sideways with a storm jib on a luff wire. You need it hanked on to the headstay so you can get some good tension on it.

But I could be wrong.
I'm good at being wrong also. I'm not clear on why you think one of the new synthetics wouldn't do as well as a wire. I do agree that tension is the driving parameter.

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