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01-04-2013 02:43 PM
knuterikt
Re: Jib furler is hard to furl since putting up new sail...ideas?

Quote:
Originally Posted by NewportNewbie View Post
Have not done much. It's not too bad. Gonna raise the sail about 4 inches. That's should solve the problem.
Just make an 4 inch dyneema strap or loop.
You use this in two ways
1) at the tack of the sail (between furling drum and tack)
2) at the head of the sail (between the head and the top swivel)

Option 2 is the most effective but option 1 can give you better view under the sail.
01-04-2013 11:41 AM
zz4gta
Re: Jib furler is hard to furl since putting up new sail...ideas?

And how do you plan to do that?
01-03-2013 11:23 PM
NewportNewbie Have not done much. It's not too bad. Gonna raise the sail about 4 inches. That's should solve the problem.
10-30-2012 05:40 PM
Seaduction
Re: Jib furler is hard to furl since putting up new sail...ideas?

Did OP ever resolve the problem with the hard furling????
10-15-2012 09:43 PM
overbored
Re: Jib furler is hard to furl since putting up new sail...ideas?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Brent Swain View Post
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
10-15-2012 08:57 PM
Brent Swain
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.
10-14-2012 03:55 PM
GaryHLucas
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.
10-14-2012 11:54 AM
floridajaxsailor
and...

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
10-14-2012 09:52 AM
Seaduction
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!)
Cheers
10-13-2012 07:57 PM
dacap06
Re: Jib furler is hard to furl since putting up new sail...ideas?

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Originally Posted by SchockT View Post
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.

Tom
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