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post #8 of Old 06-13-2010
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i have harkin roller furling on the headsail. the PO had a forward rake in the mast. i could not back it off far enough & the headstay needed to be replaced anyway, so i got a longer one with a swaged eye on the top & cut it so it would be 2" longer. i put a stayloc stud on the bottom to screw into the harken drum. it worked out fine. i have a wheel on the backstay to adjust tension. the harken manual gave me the step by step instructions to get the job done.

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