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Re: Can you convert a hank on
Jibs sometimes have reef points and reinforcements just like a main.. and you reef it in a similar fashion, ie, haul down the luff and 'tack' the sail at the reef tack, then move the sheets to the reef clew, roll up and secure the bunt and off you go. Nothing to do with the toerail, which would be problematic if you wanted to tack - in any event it's hard to visualize what you're suggesting exactly.
Take the jib to a sailmaiker and they can modify it for you. It works OK, and can change a 100% working jib to something smaller - actually with better shape and a lower CE than a roller furled headsail.
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