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Old 19-11-2012, 19:28   #16
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Re: Roller furling stuck up Genoa

Oh Oh... one other thing to try. Try releasing some rig tension. But remember to mark the nut positions on the rigging screws first with a permanent marker- then you know how far to re-tighten them.

But by slacking off the rig, you may find it eases any tention if its a swivel jam for instance.

The big thing to remember is that it should never be hard to hoist a sail on a small boat like yours. If it is, you have a problem. Next time drop the half hoisted sail and find out whats causing it. Hmm.. i wonder if the track has been crushed somewhat by a previous owner. Thats something else to check for..

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Old 19-11-2012, 19:48   #17
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We had the same problem this fall. Sent wifey up the mast ( via mast steps). She said the halyard was just a little stiff around the block after being the same possie all summer. She freed it and it then came down easy.

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Old 20-11-2012, 12:46   #18
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Re: Roller furling stuck up Genoa

McLube Sailkote is the best lube to use on the luff of the sail. Spary it on as it goes up (once you get it down).

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