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Jib for Siren 17

I need some help finding a new/used furling headsail for a Siren 17.

I destroyed the leech of my friend's 110% jib by furling it too loosely when putting it away. A little blow over the next few days ripped all five seam from the leech forward, about 30" down at the foot, to about 8" at the head.

Also, this sail was shackled right to the mast - is this typical? Most other advice I've seen is to lower the sail in a storm, but that's not much of an option if you have to demast to get there.

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Re: Jib for Siren 17

That sail looks like it was on its last legs anyhow..

Even new it won't be a lot of money, that's a pretty small sail.Talk to a sailmaker, check any marine consignment stores in your area, look online (Minney's, Bacons, and others)

Not clear on what you mean by 'shackled to the mast' and needing to drop the mast to get the sail off. This sounds like a mistaken rigging setup to me. The sail should be hoisted with a halyard. Any other Siren I've seen is rigged that way.


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Re: Jib for Siren 17

A roller furled sail should have a sunbrella covering or some other protection on the outside that covers the sail when rolled up. Without that the sail will get sun damaged and is why it blew out, the wind storm is just the the final straw. When he gets a new headsail he should find a way to protect the new or drop it and store it when not sailing.

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