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Sail Slugs for a Jib?

Anybody ever seen sail slugs that will fit the 3/16" slot in my roller furler?

My boat came with a 100% hanked on jib and was later converted to roller furling and a 155% genoa added. I'd like to convert the old hanked on jib for use on my roller furler track and replacing the bronze hanks with slugs seems like a quick and dirty way to do that. I want to have a 100% jib for winter and using the one that came with the boat would be an easy (and cheap) way out.
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It'll cost $100 or less to have a proper luff tape added to that jib... if the sail's worth keeping/using that's probably your best bet both cost-wise and performance/ease of use wise.

As to your original question, I've never seen such slugs.

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Ditto what Faster said. I think it'd be hard to make a sail slug that small that could with stand the forces on it well enough to last.

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You need to know your full hoist length so your sailmaker can add a stainless steel cable lead to the top of the jib, the tape should continue up the lead, so both the sail luff and lead at connected to the headfoil. If your 150% has been furling easilty, you could just measure the length of its luff and match that length.

I don't know how big your sail is but it won't have to be too big for this wrok to run a couple hundred bucks, all in, but this is the right way to do it.

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