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I'm afraid your not going to go anywhere but sideways with a storm jib on a luff wire. You need it hanked on to the headstay so you can get some good tension on it.

But I could be wrong.
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I'm afraid your not going to go anywhere but sideways with a storm jib on a luff wire. You need it hanked on to the headstay so you can get some good tension on it.

But I could be wrong.
I'm good at being wrong also. I'm not clear on why you think one of the new synthetics wouldn't do as well as a wire. I do agree that tension is the driving parameter.

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I can be wrong too.

I was assuming you were talking about keeping the headstay and adding a free flying jib inside it on a wire or synthetic luff. I'm not sure that will give you the same amount of luff tension and resistance to sag that you would get hanking on the the headstay.
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