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This #1 jib hank is designed to secure a jib to the wire forestay. Gradually bend the long arm of the snap into place with a leather mallet and use the sliding piston to positively lock the hook end over the stay.
A #1 pressed spur grommet is required for installation. Install the grommet just behind the luff rope/wire in the sail. The long arm of the snap is bent into place. This should be done gradually to prevent breakage--a leather mallet and many blows works well. Clear plastic inserts are used to reduce wear on the sail. Inserts sold separately.
Opening length of hank is 0.545". This will work with a 1/4" max. rope diameter, when used with a #1 spur grommet.
|Hardware Material:||Brass, Metal|
|Maximum Wire Diameter:||Up to 5/16 inch|
Excellent quality item.
This spring I switched out my roller furler (it was 25 years old) and elected to add hanks to my foresail instead. A local sail shop was willing to do it but at a cost and considerable delay. Preferring the DIY route by nature I began looking around for options. Note - other sailors advised against DIY for various reasons. Before making a final decision, I called Sailrite and spoke to the resident sailmaker. He was so helpful - most productive 10 minutes of the spring sailboat prep process. Based on his recommendations I ordered hanks and grommets and the die set spur and hole cutter from Sailrite. Job took about an hour and saved me well over $125 vs quote from sail loft. On a scale of 1-10 I would rate my experience somewhere in the 20's. Sailrite is a first class company. I highly recommend them. They will be my first call on all future projects. Also, the how to videos are excellent!