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Old 09-18-2013
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Re: How Do I Replace a Cntinuous Furling Line??

Just faced this as I had to replace the furling line winch. I decided it was a skill I should know for when there is no rigger close by. I tried to hire a rigger for an hour to come to the boat and teach me, but the schedules never worked out. So off to youtube and some studying. After a couple practice runs on old line, I felt confident enough to give it a shot. The result probably isn't as perfect as an experienced rigger, but it's done, it works and I know I can do it again.

One lesson learned if you decide to try it yourself. Spend extra time on figuring out the length calculations - where do you mark what parts of the splice to end up with what length line. I now have an extra piece of line aboard that's just a little too short to use as a furling line - about 2 fid lengths too short, in fact...
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