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Old 08-05-2002
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Furling System Ugh!!!!

Help! I am at a loss. For the second time this year I am unable to unroll my jib. It looks as if the top portion of the furling system, the swivel that the sail is pulled up on is where the problem occurs. The bottom Furler seems to be free and ok.
Of course I can''t check it at the top, however, each time I lowered it the swivel seems to be ok and free. The forstay which is part of the furling system also swivels ok. In otherwords, everything looks ok. Looking through binoculars I can''t see anything that it is getting caught on.
This is a furlex system on a 25 ft boat.

Any clues. I tried tightening the halayard and then making it loser. No results.
You can see the halard twisting around on the top. It looks like the sail also got twisted at the top.

What the*#*#*# is going on?
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