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Old 26-07-2012, 14:58   #16
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Re: furling line tensioner needed

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Thats how I do it. Bare feet. No worries
My feet are obviously more sensitive than yours. Also I'm ticklish!
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Old 26-07-2012, 15:00   #17
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My feet are obviously more sensitive than yours. Also I'm ticklish!
OOOOooooooo........
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Re: furling line tensioner needed

I took somebody's advice here and tried rolling the furling line one loop around a small winch backwards and it seems to work pretty good, but it's still a little iffy. . .
thanks for all your help
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The Harken ratchet blocks work well. Something obviously went wrong with yours. Might need a second block to assure a full half turn on the ratchet block.

Be aware there is an on-off switch on the ratchet blocks.

Works for me. Huge genoa that really flies out.
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Re: furling line tensioner needed

Are you using the right ratchet block (Harken 7402)?
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Old 01-08-2012, 04:55   #21
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Re: furling line tensioner needed

I often will keep tension on a line by leading it under my armpit (left side if rt handed) Now both hands are free and can increase tension by squeezing or just turning my body away from the lead.
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