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Cool Beneteau 40 (Oceanis, 2009) gennaker??

Last year I bought 2009 Beneteau 40 (OC) which was "rigged for gennaker". Essentially has halyard, jammer and sheets. Expensive bit ... need to buy sail and some blocks.
Question: the gennaker halyard exits from top of mast and then comes down through what looks like a loop which actually seems a bit to starboard of centre of the mast. This fixing is only just above the forestay (fractional rig) ... it's really close.
I've seen several comments on web about halyard interfering with genoa furling gear as way too close. One owner was hoping to move fixture up but someone said the mast (fractional rig) might not be strong enough.
Is anyone using this halyard as is? There is sort of a disc on the top of the genoa furling gear and this had apparently cut someones halyard!! Don't know why Beneteau would do this ... but would really appreciate your input.
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Re: Beneteau 40 (Oceanis, 2009) gennaker??

Have You tested the genakker ?, are the halyard for the furling genakker interfering with the forstay ?

I am speculating purchasing a furing code 1 genakker for my oceanis 40 2007.
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Re: Beneteau 40 (Oceanis, 2009) gennaker??

My potential problem was with an ordinary gennaker. The gennaker halyard is VERY close to the top of the forestay. It goes through a "spectacle" that is offset to the starboard side of the mast .... and everyone that looks at it, says, "that's strange!!!" .. but I haven't bought a genakker yet. It would have a sock and not be furled. I will want an expert opinion on the tangling issue before I get one.
You mention a FURLING gennaker or code 1. A friend has a furling gennaker that is nifty. You raise his gennaker with the normal halyard but it has its own built-in rubber forestay. Easy to fly. It has its own small furling drum at the bottom and as you pull its furling line the bubber head stay sort of winds up like an elastric band until you get a few twists in it and then the gennaker furls. It means you can fly this single handed. He has a small metal extension on the bow roller that acts like a short bow sprit .... this is what the bottom of his furling gennaker attaches to.
Hope you are having great sailing in your 40.
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