Heavy rains today so I decided to replace the plastic twisty hanks on the staysail jib with piston hanks. I have spares that are a size to big maybe, but that won't hurt anything and it's no money out of pocket. The hanks I have are maybe #1 and I need size #0. The only down side is that if I want to use the jib as a staysail and fly it by it's luff wire, rather than setting a stay The hanks are heavy and large and might deform the sail, but I don't really plan on setting it as a staysail anytime soon.
I had to sew eyelets on the sail as the plastic hanks didn't need them because they have a large surface area that contacts the sail and a screw joins the two sides of the hank to grab the sail and the wire on the luff.
The eyelets I made were small but should work just fine.
|1 of 5 hanks on this jib|