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Old 02-02-2013, 11:13   #1
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Cringle or Strap at Head of Jib

I'm looking at a 130 genoa from Doyle. I am surprised that it attaches to the halyard with a reinforced "nylon" strap stiched to the head of the sail, instead of an embedded cringle. I'm probably way out of date, but I haven't seen this before. Do any of you have a strap at the head of your roller furling Genoa? How do you like it?
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Old 02-02-2013, 11:23   #2
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Re: cringle or strap at head of jib

Webbing loops work very well as it can distribute the load to a wide area. This is provided it is done correctly. I would trust Doyle to do it right.

You should periodically inspect the webbing for chafe and replace it as needed.
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Re: cringle or strap at head of jib

That a bit out of the box and I haven't seen it before, but I guess it would depend on the construction. My reefing points have straps w/rings that slide thru eyelets.

Who's the manufacture?
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I'm looking at a 130 genoa from Doyle. I am surprised that it attaches to the halyard with a reinforced "nylon" strap stiched to the head of the sail, instead of an embedded cringle. I'm probably way out of date, but I haven't seen this before. Do any of you have a strap at the head of your roller furling Genoa? How do you like it?
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Webbing sewn at the head is the norm rather than the exception in modern sails. Load distribution, weight and a better furl.
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Old 02-02-2013, 13:01   #5
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Re: Cringle or Strap at Head of Jib

Our roller furling headsail is a triradial, and it is built with webbing at the head. Nylon lacking in UV resistance, it may be polyester webbing--I don't know.

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Re: Cringle or Strap at Head of Jib

Webbing loops are pretty standard. We often use Spectra webbing for better strength and chafe resistance on our bluewater cruising sails.
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Re: Cringle or Strap at Head of Jib

I've got webbing straps on head and tack of all my white sails. The main has a strap at the clew, but the headsails have grommets. The straps aren't nylon, and use multiple pieces of webbing, arranged so as to distribute the load. These have proven to be quite robust.

I carry spare strap material and a sewing kit should I need to make any repairs. So far I haven't, at least not for the straps.
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Any pictures, anyone?
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Probably not nylon, but a good way to go. Less damage to your noggin if it gets to flopping around ... I've heard
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Thanks! It seems the old fashion cringle may just fade out. Probably back to when they use to be stitched in. I never did like when the green and oxides would form around the metal inserts.




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Probably not nylon, but a good way to go. Less damage to your noggin if it gets to flopping around ... I've heard
It's polyester tubular webbing, breaking strength 2700lbs and UV resistant.
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Thanks to all who responded to my initial post. Your insights are very helpful.
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Re: Cringle or Strap at Head of Jib

The norm is Polyester webbing. Its normal on the head and tack of furling sails. I used to sew PVC around the loop to prevent chafe, leather is also used by some lofts. The first thing to go is normally the stitching holding the webbing on to the sail if its exposed to UV when sail is furled up.
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