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The Rig / Re: Jib tensioner and furler
August 07, 2021, 11:33:26 PM
Thanks very much Dave, I'm going to give that a try.  One thing I'm not quite clear about is where the halyard goes when it leaves the brass fitment at the top of the mast - does it go straight out to the existing triple block on the cabin and then back to a cleat, or are there any other fittings involved?

And on a totally unrelated subject, do you know where the second block on the topping lift is meant to attach to on the boom?
The Rig / Jib tensioner and furler
August 05, 2021, 11:04:54 PM
I've just bought Constance and spent the last month working on getting back in the water.  Nearly there, but having problems with the jib - the way it's set up (see picture) just doesn't look right. The stress put on the furler distorts it so that the cable guide rubs against the drum and makes it hard to turn, and the pair of blocks mean there's insufficient room to pull it tight enough.  Does anyone advice or maybe a picture of what this assembly should look like?