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Installation of Schaefer SnapFurl CF-700
It's a bit overdue but I thought I'd share with everyone how the installation went. Overall it was pretty simple. Surprisingly there was no reason to go up the mast at all. Measuring was double then triple checked and at last the cuts were made.
The most difficult part of the install was due to the plastic foils that go over the forestay. They come rolled up and are a major pain in the butt to first "straighten" out and then trying to get an accurate measurement along a piece of twisted and moving plastic... ugh! Taping the measuring tape ever few fight helped quite a bit before the final cut.
Installing the plastic foils around the forestay was also challenging from a physical effort, not a technical one
Overall I'd say if you can follow printed instructions and take your time it is a fairly straight forward exercise. I've been very happy with the performance of the furler (it's been installed for a month or so now) and would recommend it.
Last edited by Sometimesbrilliant; 07-10-2008 at 01:26 PM.