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Old 04-01-2007, 11:17   #1
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Storm Jib

I have a storm jib with an additional luff flap, so as to be wrapped around a furled roller sail, i have tried to find out any info ,and other peoples experiences with these sails to no avail, anybody no anything. Sail came with boat unused, Carl.
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Old 04-01-2007, 11:22   #2
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Old 04-01-2007, 11:42   #3
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Thanks Kai, its exactly that , now maybe i;ll find out how they are rated.Carl.
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I'll be curious to see the answers. I have a gale sail on my wish list
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used to be used to hold the boat at an angle to the wind. Now totally redundant.
Roll up the genoa, take down the main , put the engine on and motor home!
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used to be used to hold the boat at an angle to the wind. Now totally redundant.
Roll up the genoa, take down the main , put the engine on and motor home!
I'll bear that in mind next time I'm in 55 knots with 30' waves, 400 miles from home....
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In those conditions I would have all the sails down, a drogue trailed from the stern and everything battened down and wait till the storm goes through.
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On board a 34' Hunter, so would I. Probably be saying a prayer or two as well
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If it does anything like ATN say it should, it cant be all bad. Its got to be better than trying to change furlled gen in gale
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We've similar storm headsail made in the UK by Crusader and have never used it in anger.
But we have found it does not hoist up as easily as this report states, over our furler headsail. Even hoisting at anchor needed a winch due to the friction twix the wrap around portion and the furled headsail - so I'm not convinced how easy it would be to hiost in 40 knot plus winds!

As with most things, I'm sure where theres a need one would find a way, but would equally love to hear from others who might had hoisted one in the face of a storm - and how it worked out.

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What happens to the gennoa sheets? Do you have to untie them?
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I don't have one of these Gale Sails, but I would lead my genoa sheets down to the tack, and fasten the Gale Sail around the whole bundle (rolled up genoa and it's sheets).
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Re sheets I'd be aiming to leave mine on the furled genoa and strapped down tight back in the cockpit.
I'd sheet the storm headsail with own sheets outside the genoas.
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Sheets

Well, quite. You need the storm jib when the wind is picking up, and I would not want to loosen the sheets (to run them down to the tack or somewhere), which is that is keeping the gennoa furled. You might be able to keep tension on when you are wrapping the storm jib around with the other hand, but when bouncing around on the bow...?
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The furling line is what keeps the genoa furled. Yeah, roll it up enough so that the sheets make a couple of turns around the furl. Then you can loosen them enough back in the cockpit so that there's enough slack to pull them down out of the way of the Gale Sail. Again, it's the furling line that keeps the genoa furled (and you do have those two or three wraps of the sheets, too). One you've got the Gale Sail on over everything, the genoa isn't going to come un-furled. Of course, this is all speculation...
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