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Forestay for furler jib #76369
05/29/06 10:12 AM
05/29/06 10:12 AM
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I've just gotten hold of a used furler jib for a Hobie 16. I am not sure whether to rig it with an additional forestay or not.

Do you rig the furler jib with a forestay, or do you leave the forestay off completely with the furling jib?

I know that when using the regular jib, the forestay holds the mast when the jib's not rigged. I guess you'd leave the furler jib on the boat unless you take down the mast?

H77

Last edited by h77; 05/29/06 10:14 AM.
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Re: Forestay for furler jib [Re: h77] #76370
05/29/06 03:30 PM
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H77

The furling jib also functions as the forestay. Therefore it must stay on the boat to hold the mast up.

I purchased the Hobie "snorkel" to protect my jib from the elements when not in use. It does a good job keeping the sun and the rain off the jib. It is also a convenient storage bag and provides protection for the jib after tear-down of the boat.


Dave

Re: Forestay for furler jib [Re: Captain_Dave] #76371
05/30/06 08:51 AM
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Dave,

Just what I needed <img src="http://www.catsailor.com/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" /> Thank you.

Best regards,

H77


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