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Old 30-05-2016, 22:08   #1
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Jib halyard adjuster

Anyone have experience with the Seldon 174-601-03 halyard tension adjuster? I repurposed the jib halyard on my Hanse for a storm jib and am not satisfied with the way I now adjust the jib halyard. This product seems like a good solution; however, I can find little on its design/installation on the Seldon site.

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Old 30-05-2016, 22:31   #2
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Re: Jib halyard adjuster

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Anyone have experience with the Seldon 174-601-03 halyard tension adjuster? I repurposed the jib halyard on my Hanse for a storm jib and am not satisfied with the way I now adjust the jib halyard. This product seems like a good solution; however, I can find little on its design/installation on the Seldon site.

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Re: Jib halyard adjuster

I dont have specific experience with this tensioner but the principal is sound and Selden products are well made for sure. I use a clutch on the mast to free up the halyard winch for either genoa or staysail halyards. I also use a two part halyard for the furler so I dont have a big pile of line at the mast. Halyard is only long enough so that at full hoist there is about 4' of line left over. Eye splices in both ends. When one wants to lower the sail on the furler (practically never) a messenger line is tied onto the end of the actual halyard. This method has served us well and allows me to double my budget for high quality line on the halyard as Im only buying 1/2 the length now. YMMV
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Old 31-05-2016, 12:54   #4
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Re: Jib halyard adjuster

This seems like a seriously over the top and expensive solution to a very simple issue faced by every sailboat. Just use a winch, with or without clutch.
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