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Jib catches while tacking

My Jib is ripping as it catches on the ladder that is also the rigging on my sailboat. Is there something that I can attach to the ladder to prevent it from catching?

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Re: Jib catches while tacking

What 'ladder'? Where is it?

Is it only the sail that's catching or are the sheets catching as well? Obviously tearing the sail on a routine tack is not a good thing, and generally it's easy to avoid. Pictures or more detail will help.

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Re: Jib catches while tacking

Please post pictures I'm trying to visualise where on the rigging there is a needed ladder on an O'Day 27

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My Jib is ripping as it catches on the ladder that is also the rigging on my sailboat. Is there something that I can attach to the ladder to prevent it from catching?

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Google "Baggywrinkle". Learn how to make it using small stuff from old cast off line and wrap your shrouds with the material, and tightly near/at the ends of the risers. (If you are using solid risers between the shrouds, you would be wise to dispense with them and learn how to seaze "rat-lines" in their stead--Google again).

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Google "Baggywrinkle". Learn how to make it using small stuff from old cast off line and wrap your shrouds with the material, and tightly near/at the ends of the risers/rat-lines.
Baggywrinkle is used to prevent chafe.

It will do nothing to prevent lines snagging on rigging (and might even make the problem worse). FWIW..

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Baggywrinkle is used to prevent chafe.

It will do nothing to prevent lines snagging on rigging (and might even make the problem worse). FWIW..

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Must be the escape ladder.

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Mast ladder?


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Ratlines (the ladder rungs for climbing the shrouds) ?

A bad bowline with a long tag end will also snag on every tack...

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Possible but ratlines on a 27

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