R 22

Rhodes 22


Head Sail Downhaul

The gist of it is you tie a light line, I will probably use 1/8" or 3/16" braided, to the halyard grommet at the head of the jib. You run the line through the jib hanks to keep it from flailing around and then through a pulley block attached to the jib stay chainplate at the deck. My boat has an extra cleat on the right side of the cabin top, so I will run the line back to there and tie it off. When you let go the jib halyard, you pull the downhaul to bring the sail to the deck and snub it by cleating the downhaul. With the foot of the jib pulled tight to one side with the sheet and cleated off, the sail is under control.

10 JAN 2001

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