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Old 11-11-2006, 11:25   #1
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How to measure the size of jib hanks

Hi everyone, I am at the end of my inner forestay installation project. Before doing some offshore runs, I still need to get some hanks for my jibs. I have a #4 8oz heavy weather jib, and a storm jib(no idea what the weight is). I checked and both have gromnets installed. They look to be chromed bronze type. The edge of the hole is 1 inch from the luff. My inner forestay size is 5/16 braided wire. Does anyone know what size hanks I need. There is 14 holes on the #4 jib.

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I suspect that you could call ANY of your local sail lofts and ask them - or email them.

The following site has a diagram for Wichard Hanks

There are two different types and some sizes at West Marine - link below

Several different types at|118|319693&id=319694

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Brass Press-On Jib Hanks ~ Insert the tab (claw, or sister hook) into the grommet and press it closed.
A 2" (LOA) Jib Hank c/w 7/16" or 1/2" piston eye usually fits 5/16" wire,
(2-5/32" fits 3/8" wire , 2-9/16" fits 7/16" wire)

I donít recommend the Nylon Snap-On Hanks.
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I can't imagine using nylon hanks on anything over about 21 feet LOA.
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