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This makes no sense

Had my roller furler jib repaired. All they did was put on a sunbrella edge, put the ring on the clew back on and replaced the webbing for the ring on the tack.

I put the jib on today. Even with the attachment at the tack lengthened longer than it was before, the halyard is too short to tie off.

Me thinks I did something wrong. I hate that.
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Does the swivel go as far up the foil as it did before?
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Make sure you did not use a spinnaker halyard instead of jib halyard to raise it. I've done this and it does not work.
If you used the jib halyard then just make sure it is not getting caught up somewhere. Otherwise you might just need to spring for a longer halyard.
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What I did was tied the wrong end of the halyard to the head of the sail. I cursed that suckah all the way up.
I finally looked at some instructions and fixed it. The jib goes up much easier when done correctly!
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What I did was tied the wrong end of the halyard to the head of the sail. I cursed that suckah all the way up.
I finally looked at some instructions and fixed it. The jib goes up much easier when done correctly!
Don't sweat it too much, we've all been there (in one way or another).
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Don't sweat it too much, we've all been there (in one way or another).

Not sweating at all. That's how I do everything. I do it twice to make sure I have it right.
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What I did was tied the wrong end of the halyard to the head of the sail. I cursed that suckah all the way up.
I finally looked at some instructions and fixed it. The jib goes up much easier when done correctly!
Don't feel bad. When we used our spinnaker halyard to raise our RF jib once it was not pretty either. I had to wrap the sail up using the motor while going in circles. It helps to use the right halyard and the correct end of the halyard to raise a RF jib. The less you have to use a winch the better.
Spray some Sailkote into your mast slot (if you have one) and your main sail will fall like rain. I'm wondering about using it to lubricate the foil/sail slots on my roller furler. Is Sailkote bad for Dacron sails?
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dont feel bad. last year we replaced the furler line... but we did it when it was furled. went out for a night sail and after thinking it was jammed i realized in my stupidity it was way to short. next day i went to the marina buying the same type of line, same length.. and the same guy who sold it to me the day before.. live and learn..
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