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Basically, the furling line that wraps around the drum needs to be set for the size of the headsail you're planning on using. On some units the turns are clockwise, on others counterclockwise.
The furling line should go through some blocks or fairleads and lead back to the cockpit.
The head of the sail attaches to a swivel, which the jib halyard brings up the foil, to the top of the headstay. The jib should have a boltrope or wire luff that feeds into a groove on the foil. The tack of the sail should attach to a shackle just above the furling drum you have in the photo. The clew of the sail attaches to jib sheets as normal.
After raising the jib/genoa, you furl it by putting a light amount of tension on the jib sheets and then pull in on the furling line. To unfurl, you do the reverse—put a bit of tension on the furling line and pull on the jib sheets. Try to keep the furling line under tension so you don't end up with over-rides or bird's nests on the drum.
You can probably find this information out from the manufacturer's website. Any questions??
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Last edited by sailingdog; 07-30-2006 at 10:01 PM.