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(Fwd) Jib Downhaul

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Date:          Thu, 26 Mar 98 06:28:00 UT
From:          "Art Brown" <>
To:            "Chuck Van de Wetering" <>
Subject:       Jib Downhaul

Eric Johnson, in his "Sailing, Seattle, Sunday..." message, refers to the use 
of a Jib Downhaul.  I seem to recall that some time last year some of the SJ23 
skippers were talking about various levels of success with downhauls on SJ23s. 
 I would like to know if people have found a good method of implementing a 
downhaul on the SJ23????

I won't be able to respond to any replies for a couple of weeks because Boeing 
is sending me back to the Navy's David Taylor Model Basin near Washington D.C. 
 It should be an interesting place to work for about 2 weeks of testing.  I 
will be back in Seattle on April 11.

Art Brown


I tried to rig a jib downhaul and it was more or less 
successful. It was just clipped into the jib halyard and 
followed through a pulley attached to the deck fitting and 
then run back to cockpit cleat through the stancion (sp?) 
bases. It hung up on me a couple times and the line was 
hanging loose looking kind of sloppy. But in an emergency 
it would probably help. I think it can be done right with a 
few more pulleys.

I think Kathy Solon said she had successfully rigged one 
and there was someone else who responded at the time. 

Chuck Vande Wetering
Chuck Vande Wetering
San Juan 23 Internet Fleet Webmaster

"I must go down to the seas again, for the call
   of the running tide
Is a wild call and a clear call that may not be
And all I ask is a windy day with the white
   clouds flying,
And the flung spray and the blown spume, and
   the sea-gulls crying.

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