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Old 30-10-2011, 05:53   #1
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Storm Jibs - Hoisting / Dousing with Sleeve, Parallel Beads or a Storm Bag ?

We do not have an inner forestay.. and have a rolling genoa.

The question really is, what is easier in stormy seas to hoist/douse a storm job over your genoa... A sleeve, parallel beads or a storm bag?

I have been advised against a storm bag as it can cause chaffing to the genoa and in time weaken it... but we are hoping not to use a storm job that often to worry about it!

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Re: Storm Jibs - Sleeve, parallel beads or a storm bag

Small strong jib on the inner furler is the easiest to hoist and douse, next comes a small jib on the inner fore stay.

No way to add an inner, detachable forestay? Perhaps a 'structural' jib can be flown? (A storm jib with Spectra luff, hoisted on Spectra halyard)?

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Re: Storm Jibs - Sleeve, parallel beads or a storm bag

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Small strong jib on the inner furler is the easiest to hoist and douse, next comes a small jib on the inner fore stay.

No way to add an inner, detachable forestay? Perhaps a 'structural' jib can be flown? (A storm jib with Spectra luff, hoisted on Spectra halyard)?

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What is a spectra luff... and what is the difference between a normal spare halyard and a spectra halyard?
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What is a spectra luff... and what is the difference between a normal spare halyard and a spectra halyard?
Depending on the mast and its hardware, it is sometimes possible to build a jib where the luff rope is made of strong, low stretch material (e.g. Spectra). If the halyard is of similar design then the sail can be flown free flying (no forestay required).

These sails place pretty high stress on all elements involved - fittings, sheaves, etc.. but the benefit is they can be flown without a forestay.

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