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Working Jib

thomashuw18 3:37pm, 2 February 2009
I own Adams Cribb an Achilles 24 based in Devon. I am looking to purchase a Working Jib. Does anybody have one for sale or can point me at a good source for second hand sails.
busy home [deleted] 10 years ago
I may have one ,,, A hanked on one do you want.
I will look through when the snow allows poss tomorrow,,
thomashuw18 10 years ago
Thanks yes it needs to be attached by hanks.
busy home [deleted] 10 years ago
OK I will look tomorrow..
busy home [deleted] 10 years ago
Welcome..
busy home [deleted] 10 years ago
Snow stopped play.. I will try tomorrow,,
thomashuw18 10 years ago
Managed to put some photographs of Adams Cribb on the site. These show her on the mooring when I purchased her last year.
busy home [deleted] 10 years ago
Where !?
busy home [deleted] Posted 10 years ago. Edited by busy home (member) 10 years ago
O yes on your photostream ,Try organise drag up send to group .. Click Achilles 24 OK
busy home [deleted] 10 years ago
I have a very s/h main ,, A matching roller genoa,, ex Goskar They are not torn but not a good shape.. I also have a good ish large jib that could be cut down,,
,, Give me a bit more time I may find more.
thomashuw18 10 years ago
The Jib sounds good. I think the forestay is approximatly 7m. Looking at the diagrams on the Achilles web site it looks like the luff
of the Jib should be approximatly 5.5m.
busy home [deleted] Posted 10 years ago. Edited by busy home (member) 10 years ago
OK I do not have a jib ,, Genoas yes, but not good ones,
I have a good hanked Genoa but 27ft by 10ft odd and would be able to sell it at top money . ? buy the time you ve had it cut it would be not sensible.. ??????
Sorry .. I will ask my son to ask around as he works with racing boys etc , and lives in Falmouth , Lots of sailmakers...!!
thomashuw18 10 years ago
Thanks for your help. I will continue to look and if I do not find anything will come back to talk to you further on the hanked Genoa.
Skykomish E29 Posted 10 years ago. Edited by Skykomish E29 (member) 10 years ago
are you trying to replace old sails or just don't have any at all?
I have an old Genoa and jib but they are simply that, old and tired . I replaced them because they were pretty worn out and would not set well, but if you don't have a sail at all would at least get you on the water . I have just re checked your photo you have a furling jib, mine are hanked on so would be no good to you
rothwell_neil 10 years ago
You can use a hanked jib on a furler by using plastic cars that go up the track and then allow you to hank onto. Doesn't roll too well but does allow you to use a hanked jib or genny so long as luff isn't too long.
thomashuw18 10 years ago
The furling mechanism did not work and kept snapping the forestay so have hanked the genoa as the cheaper option. I am now looking for a hanked working jib to use when there is too much wind for the genoa.
Sounds like the jib would be ok do you want to sell them both your sails may be old and worn out but they may be better than my genoa!
Skykomish E29 10 years ago
you are more than welcome to them for the cost of postage if they are any good to you, the Genny was bought second hand by the previous owner and should give some service, The jib I feel needs some attention as I remember that when I used it the leech fluttered like a flag, thats why I replaced it. To be honest Crusader made a beautiful high cut one for a pretty good price and was worth every penny. I shall dig them out and have see what I can do for you, FLickr mail me your address... Don't put it on these public threads for obvious reasons
rothwell_neil 10 years ago
If the roller snapped the forestay it would be likely to be due to the angle of the halyard to the forestay. This is a common issue with roller reefing and can be stopped by a number of ways, raise the foot of the sail so the top of head of the sail reaches the top of the track, this results in a good angle for the halyard. Secondly use a wheel spacer to keep the halyard off the forestay or a halyard diverter that actually clamps to the mast to keep the halyard at the mast close to the swivel. Or even try a short length of 25mm plastic pipe over the halyard where it attaches to the head of the sail to stop it twisting.

This is a common problem and easy to stop, if the bearings on the drum and on the swivel work then it will simply be the angle of the halyard at the head of the sail. Roller reefing is so easy when it works that it would be worth the effort.
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