New to sailing this year. Ive only had my Catalina
27 for 6 months now.
When I change out my #1 jib
with a smaller jib
I noticed that the smaller sail has a 8-12in long cable attatched at the head
of the sail (top most grommet) so that the jib halyard
connects to the cable and not the sail head
, as apposed to a direct connection to the head sail grommet on the #1 jib.
This cable then prevents the jib sheet from raising up that last 8-12inches to the top of the roller furling
Any Ideas why this is? Is this an intentional loss of sail area or some type of safety
Any info appreciated