Race with Furling or Hank on ?

Discussion in 'Capri/Catalina 14 Talk' started by Captain One Eye, May 26, 2012.

  1. Captain One Eye

    Captain One Eye New Member

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    I was just wondering ;
    do serious Capri 14.2 sailers race with the furling jib or hank on ?
    I would guess hank- on so you would be able to adjust the halyard tension .

    Paul :cool:
  2. Allatoona

    Allatoona Member

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    I use the hank on jib, because I do not have a furling jib. I use the halyard to tighten the jib as tight as I can, hoping to get better upwind pointing ability. I think the handbook says to keep the rigging a little loose, I just like mine tighter.

    I usually sail solo and have my hands full, so I can't slack the halyard while underway. I use the main sheet to snug it up more for upwind sailing.

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