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Roller furling question

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I have a double rail roller furling. My jib sheet UV protectant had shredded in the last storm. I want to send the sail in for repairs, but would like to continue to sail using the rail system for the season. Can i hoist up  jib on the rails until the repaired jib comes back? Or do I need to change back to the cable mainstay?

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That all depends if your jib has hanks or a luff tape. If it still has hanks it will cost anywhere from $6-$10 a ft to install a luff tape. You will then have to take it down after use. If you want to leave it up then you will need a UV cover or a jib sock this will cost some bucks. I suggest you just take the jib down after use until your Genoa is repaired.

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Do you have a local loft? Putting on a new UV strip is trivial, heck you could even do it yourself.

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2 hours ago, PaulinVictoria said:

Do you have a local loft? Putting on a new UV strip is trivial, heck you could even do it yourself.

Don't try this at home, unless it's for a 20 footer. You probably don't have a machine capable of getting thru the patches. Send it to some one who can do a proper job.

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Another possibility for the sacrificial is the sticky-back kind sold by Sail Rite (and I am sure others). That stuff is tenacious and the install isn't so bad. I did one for a friend.....it looked a little fugly (shiny white material in this case) but did the job.

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On 7/7/2018 at 4:43 PM, mal5033 said:

Another possibility for the sacrificial is the sticky-back kind sold by Sail Rite (and I am sure others). That stuff is tenacious and the install isn't so bad. I did one for a friend.....it looked a little fugly (shiny white material in this case) but did the job.

It can for a couple of years, but then the 3.8 oz base gives it up. If the boat is smaller, fine because it's light. but sumbrella or eq. Is best.

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Thanks for all the info. Jib and sunbrella are at the shop being repaired now. I think I will just motor or sail with only the mainsail until it comes back. After my jib is returned I might have the hank on cut down to a blade for the furling.

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On 7/11/2018 at 9:57 AM, Crustydog said:

Thanks for all the info. Jib and sunbrella are at the shop being repaired now. I think I will just motor or sail with only the mainsail until it comes back. After my jib is returned I might have the hank on cut down to a blade for the furling.

It's always best to have a smaller sail that fits your foil for those windy days. Shouldn't need a cover as it's your backup sail. Make sure if it's shorter hoist to make a head pennant to get the swivle to the top. Your sailmakers will need a too block dimension to recut if too tall 

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Once again thanks for all the info. Poncho...good to know information.

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