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    Posted: 23 March 2009 at 1:29pm
I am cutting down a 140 roller furler jib to a 100%.  I know I need to add a head and tack pennant to make up for the luff length deduction.  Any suggestions on the best way to do this.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote MattGrant Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 March 2009 at 2:42pm

Use Sailrite's 1/8" vinyl coated wire. Strip the two ends. At one end you will run the wire through the sail corner attachment using a nicro press sleeve to secure the loop. At the other end install an appropriate thimble in the loop and again secure with a nicro press fitting. Obviously you will do the same thing at the other sail corner.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote jim grant Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 March 2009 at 5:09pm

Matt's response is the "normal" way to make strops and pennants (strops are below the sail while pennants are above). But if you do not have a Nicopress tool and if you do have a grommet die set, you could use 1 inch tubular webbing with grommets at each end instead of the wire.

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Thanks to both of you for your help.  It went great.
Brigid Thompson
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