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sail slugs on jib sail

Has anyone any thoughts on using sail slugs to adapt a hank on jib to a roller furling ??????? I have a older storm jib that I could possibly get some use out of but isn't worth converting over to roller.

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I don't think slugs........

will fit in a RF Track. However, if they do, I don't see reason why not, but I think rolling it up would not work well, because of the point loads.

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I agree.. unlikely you can get slugs to fit the normal #6 foil groove..... you might get some custom made but then you'd probably spend what you'd spend putting a proper luff tape on.

Maybe keep an eye out for a used sail the right size that already has the luff tape. That'd probably be the best way to go.
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You don't want to use luff tape or to put the storm jib on your RF gear anyway...due to the forces at work on such a sail. The right way rig a storm jib is to Install a removeable inner forestay, and keep the hanks...
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