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post #44 of Old 09-20-2011
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Replacing 7/16" line with 1/2" line for Hood 810 LD

My rigging inspector suggested that I replace the old 7/16" continuous single-loop furling line with 1/2" line because the furler will no longer grab the line and reef - it just runs out. The thinking is that the thicker diameter line might give the furler more to grab and, if pulled in hard, will reef. Anyone try this on their boat with success? Can a 1/2" line replace the 7/16" line for this furler? Thanks! Bruce (Bristol 29.9 on West River, Galesville)
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