What does "Hank" mean?

Today it means: A fitting to attach a sail luff to a stay.

If you still need to attach a foresail to the forestay then you will use a hank to do it. the term used would be to hank on or a handed on headsail. Most yachtsman prefer a roller reefing system these days but suffer a loss in performance in doing so.

See also: Genoa  and: Jib  and: Forestay

By SailingQuiz November 2019   Category: Sailing Terms              

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