Originally Posted by Skipper_Dan
I was wondering how to use an emergency
hank on jib with a furler. Dan
Not sure what you mean but assume you are talking about how to rig a storm jib
on a roller reefing system? The main point is that you are likely to be doing this in strong winds so not the best time to drop your big genoa
off the forestay & pack it away - best leave it rolled up.
There are different ways to solve the issue, for instance the Gale Sail is one way of doing it: https://atninc.com/atn-gale-sail-sai...quipment.shtml
Personally I went for the detachable forestay option using a hanked on storm jib. I installed a big U bolt just aft of the forestay, large backing plate below deck
& strongly reinforced the hull/deck join in that area (still think I should run a short cable below decks from the eye nuts on the U bolts down to the stem but havent done that yet). The detachable forestay has a large adjustable highfield lever on the deck
end. I use the spare jib halyard
- that is led down from the masthead sheave through a hook-in Selden mast
fitting to keep it clear from the roller swivel - to raise the sail.
Only used once for real but worked well crossing Biscay. Normally the detachable forestay lives wrapped around the masthead shroud
with a hook on the spreader to stop it banging - the highfield lever sits neatly along the deck.