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Storm jib GALE SAIL
for cruising sailboats

storm jib
storm jib
storm jib
storm jib
storm jib
storm jib
storm jib
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Characteristics

Type
storm jib
Applications
for cruising sailboats

Description

The patented "Gale Sail" from ATN, inc. is the safest and easiest way to hoist a storm jib in storm conditions. Features: - High visibility luff pouch - Oversized piston hanks PLUS webbed grommets for easier hoisting - It eliminates the need for a removable headstay. - It eliminates the dangerous job of unfurling, dropping and stowing away the furled working sail to free up the roller furler in windy conditions to hoist the conventional jib. - Since it is hoisted over the furled headsail, the Gale Sail prevents any dangerous accidental unfurling. - No transformations or alterations of the rig are needed. The Gale Sail is ready to be hoisted immediately. - The Gale sail, since it is hoisted over the very stiff roller furled sail, has a great aerodynamic shape, much better than a conventional storm jib hanked on a removeable headstay, or a partially furled sail, which most of the time has not been designed or built for that purpose. Also, not all roller furlers are built to reef. - The Gale Sail slides up and down amazingly well because Dacron slides over itself very well. The next time you walk over a folded sail on deck, take notice of how slippery it is. - It can be hoisted with the spinnaker halyard or spare jib halyard. - It requires less halyard tension than a conventional storm jib would need since its luff (pouch) is supported by the wide forward part of the roller furled sail. By the same token, chafing is not a problem since the Gale Sail is riding on a large area. Chafing is a problem when a lot of pressure is on a small area, not when it is spread over a large surface.

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