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February 1, 2016 “How do I set the Star jib halyard height?”

Mark Reynolds

December 8, 2015 Quantum Expert Answer

I have two settings for my Jib halyard. What I try to do is keep the jib as close to the deck as possible and still have room to adjust the jib downhaul. I like the tack to be about 15mm off the deck. So in strong wind I raise the jib a bit. I use the jib downhaul to affect tension on the luff. It is very important not to tension too much. It is actually a good idea to leave a few horizontal wrinkles in the luff to be sure you are not too tight.

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