Banging main furler foil without a sail.

sailormon <kimberlite@...>

No one posted this problem but I always found it very annoying when I am having my main sail repaired. The foil bangs around in the mast.

To alleviate this noise I finally came up with a good solution.


I lower the swivel to the bottom and run the largest diameter line that will fit  into the swivel.

I then raise the swivel to the top of the mast and rotate the foil while standing as far from the mast as possible. The line wraps around the foil making a bumper sort of arrangement.

The more line you have the better the bumper.

It is then quite silent.


Fair Winds


Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376


Paul Stascavage


I appreciate you posting this very helpful solution.

We recently had to send out Mizzen Sail to the loft for repair, and your method is allowing us to sleep at night as well as not being noisy neighbors.

For others in need of quiet, the procedure is straight forward.  You can see the result if you zoom into the photo below.

All the best,

Paul Stascavage
SM #466 - s/v Rita Kathryn
Le Marin - Martinique