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I've heard of roller-furling jibs, but not self-furling jibs... I've also heard of self-tacking jibs.
A self-tacking jib is a jib that is setup so that you only have one sheet lead to it, often it is on a boom or has a small traveler mounted across the foredeck. This allows the jib to "self-tack" when you tack the boat, meaning that you don't have to free the windward jib sheet and take up the leeward one.
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You know what the first rule of sailing is? ...Love. You can learn all the math in the 'verse, but you take
a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.
—Cpt. Mal Reynolds, Serenity (edited)
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