jib thingamabob! - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > On Board > Gear & Maintenance
 Not a Member? 
  #1  
Old 09-20-2011
Windkiller's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Western Canada
Posts: 176
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 4
Windkiller is on a distinguished road
jib thingamabob!

Here's my bimonthly stupid sailing question
On a few boats I've owned(small ones it's true) and on my recent boat (a full keel Danica 16) there been a funny thing on the clew/lower leech of the sail
On my Danica it's a small string coming from a bit above the clew, down through an enclosed V/jam cleat, the whole unit is covered by a velcroed flap of dacron.....I've seem similiar units on othe jibs
What the %@^@^# is it???
Thanks
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #2  
Old 09-20-2011
PaulinVictoria's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Sidney, BC
Posts: 1,799
Thanks: 6
Thanked 33 Times in 33 Posts
Rep Power: 5
PaulinVictoria is on a distinguished road
A leech line, used to tighten the leech
__________________
Orange Crush
1974 C&C27 MkII

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #3  
Old 09-20-2011
Windkiller's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Western Canada
Posts: 176
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 4
Windkiller is on a distinguished road
okay, thanks a lot
Now here's my 2nd bimonthly stupid sailing question
When would one use it?
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #4  
Old 09-20-2011
PaulinVictoria's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Sidney, BC
Posts: 1,799
Thanks: 6
Thanked 33 Times in 33 Posts
Rep Power: 5
PaulinVictoria is on a distinguished road
If it's fluttering along the leech (the jib I mean) despite being properly trimmed, you can tighten it to stop it fluttering. As with most sheets, let it out until it just starts to flutter, then snug it up a touch.
__________________
Orange Crush
1974 C&C27 MkII

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #5  
Old 09-20-2011
Windkiller's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Western Canada
Posts: 176
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 4
Windkiller is on a distinguished road
Cool
I've experienced that
I'm going to give that a try next time I'm out...tomorrow
Thanks again
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #6  
Old 09-20-2011
PaulinVictoria's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Sidney, BC
Posts: 1,799
Thanks: 6
Thanked 33 Times in 33 Posts
Rep Power: 5
PaulinVictoria is on a distinguished road
Have fun
__________________
Orange Crush
1974 C&C27 MkII

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #7  
Old 09-20-2011
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Narragansett Bay
Posts: 8,644
Thanks: 10
Thanked 110 Times in 105 Posts
Rep Power: 6
Minnewaska will become famous soon enough Minnewaska will become famous soon enough
Depending on the size and load on the sail, tightening the leach line while underway can be a real pain. If you often have a loose leach, I would try to tighten it up in calm conditions or at the dock first. When you get it right, I don't find you need to adjust it much.

Further, when the jib is deployed, the leach line is going to be on the leeward side of the boat and possbily hanging over the water. Not a fun time to reach for it.
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Jeanneau 54DS

In the harsh marine environment, something is always in need of repair. Margaritas fix everything.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:55 PM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012