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How to remove the Genny

I have never had it happen in a way that I manage under sail but I would like to explore options if the jib roller furling is not operative.

One guy motored his boat in circles until the jib was rolled up.
Once I was able to turn the drum by hand.

One could always point head to wind and release the halyard and drop the sail.

The scenario I'm not sure I have a good answer for is if I'm caught in a hard blow with too much jib up and it gets stuck and It will not come down or roll up.

Am I missing any tricks?
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Wrap a halyard around the sail to contain it until you can stop and deal with it properly.

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Wrap a halyard around the sail to contain it until you can stop and deal with it properly.
Yep. SD

If it is all out, you should be able to drop it via halyard. Why wasnt it furling?


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This person used to post here all of the time. See link below.....

Emergency trick for a stuck head sail..

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Trying to wrap a halyard around the headsail "in a hard blow with too much jib up" is going to be exceedingly difficult even using Alex' approach (which is the only way I can think of to make it practical at all).

Since most furler jams are from an override of the furling line on the drum it is worth a few minutes trying to work it out before getting oneself beaten up by sail and sheets. Someone is going to have to go to the bow anyway so take a shot at clearing the jam. Watch your fingers.

Nothing is going to be any fun "in a hard blow."

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Someone is going to have to go to the bow anyway so take a shot at clearing the jam. Watch your fingers.

Nothing is going to be any fun "in a hard blow."
This is why we call him stubby.

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