jib halyard length? GP14 Sailing › Forums › Forum › jib halyard length? This topic contains 3 replies, has 2 voices, and was last updated by NickLQ 11 months ago. Author Posts 20/08/2018 at 11:21 am #16410 NickLQParticipant Hi all, Another novice question as I get my Mk2 GRP up and running… I want to get a jib: I was out yesterday in F5 gusts and the rig (with full genoa) felt a little overpowered with only my skinny 11-year-old daughter as crew. Am I right in thinking that I’ll need a wire extension for the genoa’s wire halyard to compensate for the jib’s shorter luff? And if so, any idea of the length? Thanks in advance, Nick 20/08/2018 at 2:52 pm #16412 NickLQParticipant Doing a bit more research on this, I’m now not sure if the jib’s luff length would in fact be shorter than the genoa’s. Any ideas? Cheers, Nick 20/08/2018 at 4:30 pm #16413 Chris HearnKeymaster Hi Nick, it’s a while since I had a jib, but I am pretty sure that you do not need a different halyard. Of course you should check this with the sailmaker when you order the jib, or from the buyer if you get a second-hand one. Chris 20/08/2018 at 8:21 pm #16414 NickLQParticipant Cheers Chris. I talked to a sailmaker. Apparently some jibs are shorter and require a strop, while others have the same luff length as a genoa. I opted for the latter, so I’m sorted. Thanks again, Nick Author Posts You must be logged in to reply to this topic.