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Re: Spinnaker halyard for a furling jib??
I wouldn’t use the spin halyard for the jib on my boat for the following reasons. Chafe:
But in this case the lead would be from the swivel head to the spinn halyard block.. this would spin the swivel around to point towards the spinn halyard crane.. so I don't think chafe would be a serious issue but it's not the position the swivel head is meant to be in.
This is not a good long term situation, I agree, but for a short one shot as long as nothing gets seriously stressed I think it would be OK.. even furling. One problem might be if the crane position does not create a decent angle between the forestay and the 'temporary' halyard lead then halyard wrap might be an issue.
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