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Old 13-05-2008, 15:50   #1
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Profurl genoa tension

Finishing the refit I am beginning to turn my mind to the sailing aspect of my project. This will be the first furling genoa I have used therefore I have a few questions. As this is a new boat for me I will be testing all systems but when she is in the water, I shall reinstall the system. My previous experience would be ofcourse to raise the Jib/genoa and tension it depending on my consideration of the expected weather conditions to be faced. I expect to adjust the new system accordingly, however what is your best initial setup

My questions are

1. What initial tension do you start with
2. Does the furling system work better/easier with a specific tension
3 Assuming you seek to reef to 75% is there a tension/trick needed to hold the sail in place whereby one can still shape the sail

As always thanks in anticipation

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Old 14-05-2008, 18:18   #2
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Hi Alan,
Using a furler will allow you to carry a better luff tension that you would get using a hanked on sail.
The furler will work well under most halyard tensions.
To maintain the shape of your sail when using the furler to reef you may want to invest in a foam luff for you headsail.
This will maintain far better shape as you reef.
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