Hints and Upgrades 5 - Jib Halyard Tails

17.01.18 11:50 PM Comment(s) By Keith Sammons

Help prevent the rope tail of your Jib Halyard from fraying and becoming detached by avoiding catching the rope between the wire and the hook block when hoisting the jib. There is nothing worse than finding the spliced loop breaks just before you go sailing.

When replacing a rope tail, take the time to replace it by splicing on 4mm pre-stretched 3 strand polyester rather than using a brummel splice in braid - the latter is less able to cope with the abrasion from the wire and will fail much more quickly.

kSail supply ready lengths of prestretched 3 strand to replace halyard tails. We also supply complete replacement jib halyards with splices already completed.
Jib halyard tails get easily caught and damaged between hook and wire.
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