[Public-List] Roller furling

George Dinwiddie via Public-List public-list at lists.alberg30.org
Thu Sep 28 08:38:16 PDT 2017

I thread the downhaul through the spaces between the hanks, between the 
sail and the forestay. I only go through 2 or 3 of them.

I tension the downhaul (lightly) after raising the sail to prevent slapping.

  - George

On 9/28/17 9:27 AM, David Tessier via Public-List wrote:
> Re: downhaul on hanked on foresail.
> Rod,
> I know of a foresail downhaul threaded through only every second, third or fourth hank to work smoothly on a Contessa 26, whereas threading through each hank resulted in the problem you described. Not sure whether residual slapping on the sail remained on the Contessa 26.
> I have roller furling but wonder whether a little tension on the downhaul (bungee cord?) of a hanked on foresail might reduce slapping?
> Cheers,
> David
> #319
> David Tessier, Waterloo ON Canada
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