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PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2013 10:54 am 
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Location: Massachusetts and New Hampshire - Squam Lake
I would like to keep my jib furled when the Getaway is on the beach. I am on a lake so the winds are not as fierce as on the ocean.

Anyone have good luck with the jib snorkle / socks?


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PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2013 1:22 pm 
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The hobie jib snorkle has worked for me. Boat is kept on a Lake Michigan beach all year, with the mast (and jib/snorkle) up May-September. My boat is 4 years old, and after the first summer, there were some minor spots on the bottom of the jib by September from rain and/or mildew. It has not gained any more spots in the past few years, and has kept its color saturation much better than those who have kept their jibs furled without a cover.


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PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2013 5:19 pm 
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A jib snorkel is standard equipment on Getaways since there is no jib halyard. So... you don't have one? You should get one for sure. They are great.Just be sure the jib is furled tight and even consider snaking / coiling the main halyard around the snorkel to tighten it up if high wind is expected.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 03, 2013 8:53 am 
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Thanks!


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2013 5:03 pm 
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I took a small piece of line and tied it to the grommet on the top of the jib cover with a small bowline loop tied in the free end. I can then take the halyard, attach it to the line's loop, and use the halyard to lift the cover up to the top of the sail while I zip it up. I then tie off the free end of the halyard to the front cross bar which keeps the halyard from banging on the mast in the wind.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2013 11:58 am 
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+1 on the recommendation for the snorkel. Having said that, I replaced my snorkel last summer, as it had decayed significantly (due to UV exposure, primarily, methinks). It's made of tarpaulin-type plastic, and my zipper seams had ripped away too much for it to be of any use anymore.

If it's sitting outside in all weather, better for the $100 snorkel to take the hit, than the way more expensive jib sail.


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