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    Posted: 04 April 2012 at 12:35pm
I have an old sail that was originally built as a furling jib complete with foam luff and sunbrella. It's a good sail in good shape but the boat its on has a bare forestay so it needs to be converted to hanks. The luff is not finished under the luff tape in any way. I know how to apply the hanks but I'm concerned about reinforcing the luff. Is a tabling of 6oz sufficient or do I need line sewn into it? This is a 120 off a 30ish boat. Any advice is greatly appreciated.
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It would be best to have a rope in the lugg edge of the sail. But in a pinch you could use two layers of edge tabling material. The only issue would be that you will not benefit from the elastic nature of the rope which helps to keep the sail from scalloping between the slugs. Hope this helps.
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