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Old 08-10-2012, 22:29   #1
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Furling a Hanked on Sail

Hey there,

I have done a bit of a search and didn't come across anything that helped me.

I want to furl a hanked on sail, the one that i will use for my stay sail.

I know it can be done as i have the furler for it sitting here that came off another boat, just i didn't remove it so i didn't see the entire setup.

I dont need to reef the sail, just furl it up around the stay.

What i need to know is the "how" to do it bit.

If anyone's got a hanked on furling sail i would love some pictures of how its fastened to the stay (top and bottom etc) and where you have swivels etc.

As well as any other bits that you feel could be changed to make it better etc.

A written description would be cool, but like they say a picture says a thousand words.


Thanks in advance

Matthew
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Hey there,

I have done a bit of a search and didn't come across anything that helped me.

I want to furl a hanked on sail, the one that i will use for my stay sail.

I know it can be done as i have the furler for it sitting here that came off another boat, just i didn't remove it so i didn't see the entire setup.

I dont need to reef the sail, just furl it up around the stay.

What i need to know is the "how" to do it bit.

If anyone's got a hanked on furling sail i would love some pictures of how its fastened to the stay (top and bottom etc) and where you have swivels etc.

As well as any other bits that you feel could be changed to make it better etc.

A written description would be cool, but like they say a picture says a thousand words.


Thanks in advance

Matthew
Did a google on hank on sail furler

which led me back to here:
Who Made My Hank-On Roller Furling ?

leading to search on Mariner furler giving this:
http://www.longpassages.org/Document...20Brochure.pdf
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Old 09-10-2012, 00:52   #3
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Re: Furling a Hanked on Sail

Thanks for that Cal40John,

i kept searching and got some images of dinghy stuff but nothing like that unit, thank you.

Helps me a lot.

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Re: Furling a Hanked on Sail

Have an appropriate sized luff tape sewn along the edge of a 3" wide webbing set with grommets at the same spacing as your hanks. Attach the hanks to the webbing, insert the luff tape in the headstay grove and hoist. Depending upon the size of the piston/hanks, you might want to add a wear/chafe tape to the luff of the sail. (Note that the halyard shackle and tack shackle will need pass through both the head/tack of the sail and a matching grommet in the lufftape webbing.)

FWIW...
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Have an appropriate sized luff tape sewn along the edge of a 3" wide webbing set with grommets at the same spacing as your hanks. Attach the hanks to the webbing, insert the luff tape in the headstay grove and hoist. Depending upon the size of the piston/hanks, you might want to add a wear/chafe tape to the luff of the sail. (Note that the halyard shackle and tack shackle will need pass through both the head/tack of the sail and a matching grommet in the lufftape webbing.)

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He says he has a furler for hanked on sails that he wants to use.
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He says he has a furler for hanked on sails that he wants to use.
Oop's didn't get that from his post (so much for "skimming" eh?). As for the Mariner furler, it was, unfortunately, not too successful because of the way it twisted up the sail (a bottom up furl rather than center up and down as with a foil type furler). N'any case, perhaps someone else may find the information worth while at some point. If not, nothing ventured... eh?

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