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 Post subject: New jib
PostPosted: Sat Feb 24, 2018 7:29 pm 
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I just got a brand new jib for my 16. It has a hole on the front side about 6 inches from the bottom of the jib. This is not there on any other of the jibs I have had. Anyone know what the purpose of that hole is? I would put a picture of it on here but I can't figure out how to attach a pic.


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 Post subject: Re: New jib
PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2018 12:06 pm 
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It it where the hank should be attached, maybe?
https://www.westcoastsailing.net/default/jib-hank-w-screw.html?utm_source=google_shopping&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIsryq46_T2QIVULbACh0ewA7GEAQYAiABEgKi-_D_BwE

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 Post subject: Re: New jib
PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2018 3:22 pm 
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Bottom of the jib, Jerome, not the top.

It's for the jib downhaul - in the old jibs, the luff wire was fixed to the cloth at both ends, making an adjustment of the jib luff impossible. On new-ish jibs, the wire is only fixed at the head (by a metal strap) and the luff is tensioned by running a small line through the sail grommet and to the thimble at the end of the wire.
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The newest jibs have the metal strap at the tack and the line at the head - the line doesn't wear on the forestay adjuster that way.
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 Post subject: Re: New jib
PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:18 am 
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MBounds wrote:
Bottom of the jib, Jerome, not the top.


DOH!

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 Post subject: Re: New jib
PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2018 2:57 pm 
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My new jib looks like that top picture. Has that grommet about 6 inches from the bottom.


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