Re: The two "sticks" on the genoa top swivel
Mike Longcor (SV Trilogy)
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Thanks everyone for the informative responses on this topic. We're having a new set of horns fabricated and plan to cover them with some hose material. Anything one can do to reduce halyard wraps, cuts, jams, etc. is certainly worthwhile.
On a side note, while up at the masthead I noticed the foil/extrusion was heavily scratched around it's circumference for several inches right where the top swivel would sit. Perhaps there's an issue with our top swivel and it should be taken apart and serviced? Although while at deck level it spins easily and sounds very smooth. Or maybe the threads on the one horn we had up there were too long and made contact with the foil while furling? Just wondering if anyone has ever seen anything similar on their boat. Sorry no photo at the moment but I'll try and get one.
Mike & Hannah
SV Trilogy, SM#23
On Mon, 13 May 2019, 08:05 Gary Wells, <gary@...> wrote:
A short piece of fuel line and some contact cement make good "caps" for those 'horns'.