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Second Furling Jib
We've been doing a fair amount of sailing recently in heavier winds and larger seas and are looking for ways to improve our windward abilities.
Has anyone tried adding a second jib furler for a working jib led inside the outer shrouds as Calder suggested in his Cruiser's Guide?
It sounds like a good idea although it would involve some compromises and expense. When the wind builds and we are beating we frequently lead the existing genoa to the inside tracks and furl the genoa down to less than 100%. The results are modest since the sail shape is so poor.
His idea of adding a second furler on the bowsprit inside the first and fitted with a smaller working sail has got me thinking.
Any first hand experience would be greatly appreciated,
Shango PS 40