Re: The two "sticks" on the genoa top swivel
Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
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just to add to the other answers. Yes they are needed, both of them. Absolutely essential At times they can become bent and need straitening or replacing. Never leave them uncovered. The cover is best dine with a heavy wall rubber tubing to give maximum mast protection. I use fuel hose. It comes in many internal diameters and is rubber like and has thick walls. Just find one that is a tight fit. I cover most of the length.. You don't need to go up the mast, unroll the headsail and drop the furler to deck level. Why do they get bent? In my case I used to carry the spare halyard clipped to the pulpit. It sagged back a little and when I furled the headsail it got caught up in the sail. Result two very "bent sticks". That was in my first months of ownership. Needless to say for the last 10 years I have never carried the spare halyard there.
On 13 May 2019 at 06:04 SV Trilogy <svtrilogy53@...> wrote: