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Posted: 25 May 2013 at 5:55pm
Hello All,
I have a somewhat unusual question concerning the front stay. My furler failed due to binding. I removed the drum but did not want to remove the foil as I may want to use it once I replace the front stay. In the meantime I would like to hank on an old jib with hanks over the foil. Is there something I can attach to the foil that will then attach to the hanks? Your help is appreciated.
Jack VanZandt
Olympia, WA

Posted: 25 May 2013 at 8:57pm
Hi Jack
This may be a bit hokey but if this is going to be a temporary thing, and you are not going to be racing...

With the foil and present forestay in place, and if you have a spinnaker halyard use it as the jib halyard and use the jib halyard as a 2nd forestay, hanking the jib to it. The tack fitting may have a couple of holes? a couple of shackles could suffice - one for the temporary forestay, and one for the jib tack.

Carrying this a bit further, you could use the jib halyard as a messenger line and substitute a temporary wire halyard or a low stretch line to use as a temporary, 'hankable' forestay.

Marionette, #12

Posted: 27 May 2013 at 9:13am
ps I got a direct email from Jack in response to the above

I rigged the old jib to the spinnaker halyard this morning and it seems to work fine. I haven't been out to test it yet due to lousy weather and low, low tides. Pretty ingenious, thanks for the tip.

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