Originally Posted by Guillotulum
I just got a New hunter Edge and some of The parte of The fluring did not arrive dose any one know if i can use The jib directly
@OP - there are two main ways to attach a foresail to the boat.
- I presume from your post you mean furler parts
did not arrive. A furler will have two drums that rotate around the forestay (the front wire from top of mast
to bow fitting). Along the forestay there is an aluminum
foil extending from the bow to the top of the mast. The foil will have one or two grooves in it. The sail is constructed with a "bolt rope" sewn into the front end of the sail. The bolt rope
fits smoothly and snuggly in the foil groove. The top of the sail is attached to the upper drum. The bottom of the sail is attached to the lower drum. The jib halyard
is attched to the top of the top drum and is used to haul the sail and the top drum up the forestay.
Hanked sail - in this case the forestay wire is bare. The sail will have grommet holes spaced along the leading edge. Usually there are brass shackles, clips or "hanks" that attach the sail to the forestay. The halyard
is attached directly to the sail and the sail is hanked on and raised.
Based on this it is not possible to use a jib that is designed for furling
in a hanked situation as there are no grommets to attach to.
I suggest you get a book like Start Sailing Right or Keep It Simple Sailing (kiss) - the idea to take a course or get out with an expereienced sailor is also good if you haven't done so.
Good luck and regardless of the way this thread got off track please continue to post questions.