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Re: Job halyard binding on forestay
How long has the system been in use and has it been working fine til now?
Are you trying to furl it WITHOUT halyard tension, IMHO lack of tension increases the tendency to wrap.
I dont think raising the head of the sail changes the angle of the halyard to the swivel, although if you bring the swivel right up to the masthead, the halyard cant wrap but you also cant adjust luff tension. What I would expect to see in the picture is a halyard retainer on the mast six inches or so below the masthead, which is how my halyard is setup. Causes the halyard to pull aft from the swivel, giving it an open angle to the forestay. Put 'halyard retainer' into Google, it is a specific piece of gear.
Looking back at you picture I would suspect your problem is that you had a retainer but it has detached from the mast and just needs replacement. A hint is the frayed section of the halyard, which is a typical result from a halyard retainer.
In fact I attach my jib shackle with a halyard hitch so that every other year I can cut a foot off the jib halyard just to remove this fraying.
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Last edited by sailingfool; 04-05-2020 at 12:53 AM.