Re: Jib furler is hard to furl since putting up new sail...ideas?
Originally Posted by SchockT
It could also have to do with the shorter hoist on the new sail. There is more halyard between the mast exit and the swivel, and it will be at a shallower angle, more parallel to the forestay, and as result it could twist around the forestay.
This is exactly right. Have your favorite sail loft make a penant for you that is the same length as the differences in the sail luffs so the head raises all up the forestay.
T. P. Donnelly
S/V Tranquility Base
1984 Islander 30 Bahama