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    Posted: 11 Oct 21 at 6:33pm
Hoisting the spinnaker in my new gp14, the head always gets twisted. There’s a pump action cleat. Normally goes up in one pull. We’ve been very careful not to twist it when taking it down. Any suggestions?
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If you have rigged it correctly, the halyard may be shot. as its been under tension to long .
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Wrong sort of rope for the halliard?
Try a few 'hoists' ashore, without the sail, do you still get twisrs?
The system may eventually settle when you've really got all the twists out of the rope.
Does it always twist the same way?
If the core and sheath of the rope are twisted relative to each other, I think you're doomed as the rope as a whole will twist differently according to the tension on it.
A 'solid' plait rope with no core may be more co-operative than 'braid on braid'.
I'd recommend the rope I use, but I don't know what brand it is, we got about half a mile of it for a tenner in a rope end bin. Possibly 8 pliat pre-stretched polyester. No core IIRC.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Paramedic Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 Oct 21 at 5:25pm
does it have to have a pump? 

waste of time on a GP in my opinion. its only 1.5 pulls of a normal halyard. 
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I once sailed with a very good gp sailor and he would Chuck the haliyard off the back of the boat for a minute with the kite up so it would stream back and remove any twists
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