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Old 06-05-2011, 16:29   #1
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Placement of Storm Jib?

We broke out the storm jib to check her out and I am curious as to best placement. Is higher better? Or just high enough to clear the safety rails and the bottom of the drum for the roller furling. Also should the sheets be run to same blocks as the jib?

Thanks for the advice, leaving soon on our trip and want to be well prepared.
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Re: Placement of Storm Jib?

How is it rigged? Hank-on with its own stay? Gale-sail style? Dropping the working sail and running in the roller?

Keep it low as possible and use your jib sheets. HYMMV
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We broke out the storm jib to check her out and I am curious as to best placement. Is higher better? Or just high enough to clear the safety rails and the bottom of the drum for the roller furling. Also should the sheets be run to same blocks as the jib?

Thanks for the advice, leaving soon on our trip and want to be well prepared.
It should have a long enough pennant on it to keep it up out of the waves coming across the bow. This will also give more consistent pressure in large waves.

Like any sail, the sheeting location will need to be worked out. First guess is to project a line from the midpoint of the luff through the clew. Then go try it in a fresh breeze and make note of the position that works.
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We broke out the storm jib to check her out and I am curious as to best placement.
In the anchor locker on the top shelf.

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Re: Placement of Storm Jib?

as flat as possable,you want it high enough,so as not to have green water hitting it.but with a good angle/triangle so it can be sheeted in hard to give the boat stability,and not have the leech fluttering,
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as flat as possable,you want it high enough,so as not to have green water hitting it.but with a good angle/triangle so it can be sheeted in hard to give the boat stability,and not have the leech fluttering,
This is a good point. You may also need to get the sail a little higher to get the sheeting angle right. If it was too low, the jib car track may not go far enough forward.
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Re: Placement of Storm Jib?

in storm conditions i like to have any sail im flying like a blade,as flat as possable,humming, not buzzing ,gives amazing stability.

a boat is like a bicycle,you need to keeep moving otherwise you fall over....
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In the anchor locker on the top shelf.

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ROFL you need to pick 6 numbers and I'll play the lotto for us. That is exactly where I placed it when done.

lol

And yes its a hank on style on the forestay infront of the Jib stay.
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