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Re: Jib halyard too tight
I have always understood (perhaps erroneously) that furler bearings are made of material that requires no lubrication and in fact that lubrication will cause dirt/debris to stick to the bearings and seriously accelerate wear.
I know that because of this understanding, I have never lubed furler bearings and I can't recall having them stick - maybe I'm just lucky.
But I would check before lubing.
I also don't think that excessive luff tension helps - the forestay should maintain the sail shape and the halyard should be just tight enough to remove any wrinkles in the luff. At least that's how I sail my boat.
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Last edited by Omatako; 10-14-2013 at 10:33 PM.