Cruisers Forum

Join CruisersForum Today

Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 11-12-2010, 13:35   #1
Registered User

Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Coastal VA
Posts: 130
How to Keep Genny Furled & Run Jib on Forestay ?

1972 Morgan Out Island 41.


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.
Whimsy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-2010, 13:53   #2
capngeo's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Key West & Sarasota
Boat: Cal 28 "Happy Days"
Posts: 4,211
Images: 12
Send a message via Yahoo to capngeo Send a message via Skype™ to capngeo
Sail Ties? I use them when leaving the boat unattended
Any fool with a big enough checkbook can BUY a boat; it takes a SPECIAL type of fool to build his own! -Capngeo
capngeo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-2010, 16:40   #3
Registered User

Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Coastal VA
Posts: 130
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.
Whimsy is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Staysail + Rolled Genny? sneuman Seamanship & Boat Handling 12 10-07-2014 04:30
Furled Sails Podcast unbusted67 Off Topic Forum 9 25-11-2013 15:02
Great Deal on a Wind Genny capngeo Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 7 25-09-2010 09:19
Identify Wind Genny Please Daddy's Dream Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 20 07-12-2008 22:13
3 New tanbark sails on eBay Main, Genny& Jib froggman180 Classifieds Archive 0 20-10-2007 15:19

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 22:30.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.