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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote 415 Singapore Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 February 2020 at 12:43
Hi Frank, we never leave the furled gennaker up, only hoist it just before use and lower it again after use. Initially this was because we were caught out by it unfurling itself in a gust whilst we were going upwind but also latterly for the reasons you mention. Ours has faded a bit but still works well after 5 years in the tropics
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Paul

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Caylieanddavid Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 February 2020 at 23:40
Fendant 

Thank you for letting me know how you went. Can I just clarify what mean by cover for the gennaker, I agree a UV stop is required for when it's furled but what do you mean be cover?  

Paul that looks like great sailing and is exactly what I want it for. Do you think there is any modification that would mean it could stay up when furled while cruising. 

David
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote 415 Singapore Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 February 2020 at 01:17
Hi David, in my opinion no, our gennaker is made of light weight spinnaker cloth, any worthwhile UV strip would have to be much heavier fabric that would seriously impact the set of the sail especially in light airs. When furled it is really easy to pull the sail up or down even singlehanded 
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Paul
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Matt1 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 February 2020 at 08:37
Like Paul I have gone for a lightweight (in my case 1.5oz Norlon) gennaker, but quite a few sailmakers quoted for a gennaker in laminate with an associated UV strip. I guess these are a bit more "hoist and forget". Even if I had one I still think I'd only deploy it when required and then lower it after. I seem to recall one of the 2019 ARC Hanse's had a problem with theirs unfurling and shredding itself. May even have been a 415 but can't recall where I read it
Hanse 418 #64 EmBer. Hamble, UK
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