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Old 11-12-2010, 12:35   #1
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How to Keep Genny Furled & Run Jib on Forestay ?

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Have roller furling genny, on a wire, with a SS bail/rolling device that holds it several inches from forestay. Sheets lead to snatch blocks on track, then to turning blocks, to winches and cleats. The usual.

Boat also came with working jib that apparently hoists on the forestay while the genny is furled. The turning blocks aft have two sheaves each, one over the other, for two sets of sheets.

How to keep genny furled (using sheet tension...???), and still use small jib on forestay? Genny sheets are in the way of jib, but if genny sheets are slacked off to allow jib to fill to windward, the genny will come unfurled due to lack of sheet tension?

I donít want trouble in high winds moving this boat.

Any advice appreciated.
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Thanks. Yeah, I thought to tie it but the clew is about 7 or 8 feet up from the deck. Thought of standing on something, but...

Worked out that if the furling line is tight enough to take several turns of sheets around the furled genny, then tie the furling rig of off at the bottom from a bail to a deck cleat (in case the furling line parts) and slack the sheets so they can be tied down at an angle to the pulpit rail, the jib clears the furled genny OK and the genny seems likely to stay furled, but that's only in light wind, so far.

Moving the boat tonight from Cambridge, MD towards my local marina in the Hampton Roads area, 130 miles, after buy it last summer and working on it for a couple weeks here and there. Might blow up a little later and wanted the small jib as an option - its bundled to the life lines just now in case we need it later tonight.
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