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I am replacing my 150 genoa on my furler with a 110 for the first time. The luff length on the 110 is about 15 inches shorter than the 150, so I need to make a pennant from 3/16" cable to extend the tack. I was told by my local sailmaker that I should try and get the top swivel of the furler as close to the masthead as possible. How much should I allow for stretch in the luff? The length of the luff is about 42 feet. Any other advice would be welcome as well.
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The way I would approach your problem would be to make up a temporary pendant (from a short piece of line) that could be shortened/lengthend. With the jib hoisted. increase the halyard tension until the luff is smooth/tight. If the head is not near the top of the forestay, lengthen the pendent until it is.(or shorten it if you can''t get the luff smooth/tight. When it looks about right,measure the pendant length and then make up a permanent one.
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