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Old 09-11-2009, 12:45   #1
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Converting 6mm to 5mm Luff Tape

Hi all;

We finished installing a Shaeffer 2100 furler onto Jubilee this weekend. The luff tape on our headsail is 6mm, and the furler of course needs 5mm or #6 luff tape. Is this a possible DIY project? It looks like there is a row of stitching on leading edge - is this installed as the name suggests as a tape, or a piece of rope fed into the pocket.

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Old 09-11-2009, 13:20   #2
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Probably not, unless you have the skills and the tools of a sailmaker.

Also the pre-tensioning of the luff prior to mowing the thing on is better left to a sailmaker.

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