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Old 13-06-2014, 19:40   #1
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Code zero furler for staysail

Anyone have experience with using a code zero furler for a removable staysail furling system? My rigger offered this idea to me and I have to admit it's interesting. I have a cutter rig with running backs, but the staysail does get in the way of using the genoa easily. I have tentatively ordered one to explore this concept. I have a forty foot trimaran. If this doesn't work out I'll use the code zero for its more conventional use with a light air sail.
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Re: Code zero furler for staysail

This approach was recently suggested to me by Mike Strong of Strongropes in Sydney, Australia. This was for my Solent jib... a sail that I will use (if required) partially furled, in lieu of a proper storm jib. The code 0 furler does not allow that option, so I went for a conventional furler.

I hope that you will post your opinions on your setup after some real usage... it would be great if it works as well as the hype suggests!

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Re: Code zero furler for staysail

We just added a code zero in an ATN sock. Hoist from a forward hatch; set halyard; set and tighten the tack; run and set the sheet; haul up the sock. Our mast is 80 feet. The hoist is pretty easy by hand and can be done by one or two people in air up to about 10 true or 6 to 8 apparent. If we are jibing, pull the sock; switch the sheet and re-set after the jibe. Dousing is the reverse and simple. Pull the sock with the sheet eased; drop the tack; lower the halyard as the entire sail drops through the hatch. If a crew is available, drop the sail into the bag.

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