Yankee Sail with Roller furling

  • November 14, 2012 7:13 AM
    Message # 1137321

    I am a relatively new W32 owner and am trying to configure the yankee. I converted the staysail to roller furling and have a Kern Jib (looks like about 100% to me and a yankee which looks very small. The first time hoisting the yankee with the roller furling its about 6 feet too short and will cause a halyard wrap unless I add line to the bottom of the sail. Is this normally the way the yankee is configured. It seems like this will place it very high but if I add a halyard block to prevent the wrap then I couldn't use the other Jib. Any input will be appreciated.



  • November 14, 2012 7:34 AM
    Reply # 1137341 on 1137321

    I hear that you are supposed to put cable from the halyard cringle to the swivel in this case (cut to length).  Then, your halyard is only the short length from the masthead to the swivel, and hence the halyard wrap risk is minimized.  Hope this helps.


  • November 14, 2012 7:39 AM
    Reply # 1137344 on 1137321

    Thanks Tyler I'm enjoying watching your progress. Yep I think I'll have to make up a pendant (i believe its called that) I was just surprised that it will cause the sail to be set very high up.


  • November 14, 2012 11:37 AM
    Reply # 1137523 on 1137321
    Greg, if it is a profurl there should be a halyard wrapstop above the foil. A pendant is then used on the top of the sail to get the swivel to just under the wrapstop...
  • November 14, 2012 8:25 PM
    Reply # 1137929 on 1137321

    Ahoy Greg,

    You mentioned that you converted the Staysail to roller furling.  Is the Headsail also roller furling?  I believe that the Kern sail you are referring to is the Yankee, and is a "full hoist" sail, and the much smaller sail is a working jib, - not a full hoist sail.  Both sails should be tacked down as low as possible.  If they are on a furler then both would be tacked right to the furler.  The pendant would be at the head of the sail, as Gary stated.  This pendant is best left on the sail even when  bagged.  The Yankee should not need a pendant.

    Good Luck,     Dave

  • November 17, 2012 6:11 AM
    Reply # 1139735 on 1137321

    Thanks for all your help. The staysail is converted to roller furling now and it fits fine without a pendant. The yankee does need a pendant and it is a profurl so I will try putting the pendant at the top of the sail instead of the bottom. Gonna try and get out this weekend and finally see how the boat sails