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February 1, 2016 “Should I tension my Star jib luff with the halyard or the jib downhall?”

Mark Reynolds

December 8, 2015 Quantum Expert Answer

The only difference is when you use the jib halyard you are effecting the leech tension so you have to be aware of this. In practice I don’t think it makes much difference. In 7460, I used the jib halyard for luff tension and in 7592, I use the jib downhaul. There is a bit less tension on the luff downhaul so it's a bit easier to pull.

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