jib halyard length?

GP14 Sailing Forums Forum jib halyard length?

This topic contains 3 replies, has 2 voices, and was last updated by  NickLQ 1 month ago.

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  • #16410

    NickLQ
    Participant

    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

  • #16412

    NickLQ
    Participant

    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

  • #16413

    Chris Hearn
    Keymaster

    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

  • #16414

    NickLQ
    Participant

    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

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