My father has a motor
sailer with a cutter
rig. The outside jib
is a modern system, but the inside jib
has the old-style Schaefer system. This is nice because he often removes it entirely.
We are considering a new halyard
. The existing is a two-part halyard
, which does give extra tension AND helps control halyard twist by having two lines to the sail. It also makes for a long halyard!
We can deal with tension by grinding harder -- and remember it IS an inside jib on a motor
sailer, so it does not need to be goood upwind!
Our question. Will a one-part sta-set-x or similar mid-tech halyard provide sufficient resistance to twist when furling
? Or will it tend to twist terribly and damage the line?