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12,268 posts on 2,444 threads   •   From Mar 07, 2004 - Jan 08, 2012


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Jib Bags

Mike McCoy

I just removed the boom from my staysail and got a new Yankee (and Mainsail) from Kern so now I'm going to need new jib bags.

My current jib bag allows the jib to remain hanked on. However, The way it's made I have to remove the halyard (I just clip it to the lifeline/stanchion).

I've noticed some pics where it looks like the bag is made so it can not only remain hanked to the stay, but the halyard stays attached to the sail as well.

Or is it that the halyard is just attached only to the bag to keep it handy & the bag off the deck? (see the 'CAPER' on Buds website)

Steve & Vanessa

Not so much handy, but more to keep the bag off the deck.

Mike McCoy

As much I figured. I'd first thought the design allowed both the sail to remain hanked on and the halyard to remain on the sail until I noticed the bag was suspended off the deck.

Seems to me such an arrangement would cause the bags to 'flop around', swing back & forth in a rolly sea?

Rich Morpurgo

Yes, but it keeps them drained and dry.

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