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Re: Jib furler is hard to furl since putting up new sail...ideas?

Could your upper swivel need lubricating?

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Could your upper swivel need lubricating?
Maybe. Won't hurt to drop the sail and lubricate it. I don't think that's the problem though because it was a drastic change when I put the new and slightly shorter sail up but it may have just made that worse.

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Re: Jib furler is hard to furl since putting up new sail...ideas?

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It could also have to do with the shorter hoist on the new sail. There is more halyard between the mast exit and the swivel, and it will be at a shallower angle, more parallel to the forestay, and as result it could twist around the forestay.
This is exactly right. Have your favorite sail loft make a penant for you that is the same length as the differences in the sail luffs so the head raises all up the forestay.

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Re: Jib furler is hard to furl since putting up new sail...ideas?

Based on the above 23 postings:
a. If its halyard wrap, add a retainer (restrainer).
b. Adjust halyard tension.
c. Check for unrestricted routing of the furling line.
d. Check furling line wrapped around drum correct way. (duh!)
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Also, unless a jib sheet in a squall, never pull on a stay/halyard with all your body weight as you mention that is a recipe for disaster down the road good luck with your sailing~ sounds like the guys above figured it out
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Jib furler is hard to furl since putting up new sail...ideas?

A smaller line effectively reduces the diameter of the furling drum especially when the sail is all the way unfurled. Using a line large enough to fill the drum when the sail is completely furled would making furling easier. Alternately, use a much longer small line, and fill the drum completely that way. Since the effective drum diameter is larger the effort will be much less.
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Re: Jib furler is hard to furl since putting up new sail...ideas?

My halyard block is welded to the top of the extrusion, and I take the tail away, and tie the halyard to the drum, after the sail has been hoisted. Then I tighten it with a downhaul on the drum. A friend, who worked in a riggers shop, said a lot of people were doing this, and getting away from the halyard swivel althogether.

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My halyard block is welded to the top of the extrusion, and I take the tail away, and tie the halyard to the drum, after the sail has been hoisted. Then I tighten it with a downhaul on the drum. A friend, who worked in a riggers shop, said a lot of people were doing this, and getting away from the halyard swivel althogether.
this will not work on internal halyards and puts a lot wear on the block swivel which will eventually fail

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Re: Jib furler is hard to furl since putting up new sail...ideas?

Did OP ever resolve the problem with the hard furling????
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Have not done much. It's not too bad. Gonna raise the sail about 4 inches. That's should solve the problem.

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