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post #7 of Old 11-02-2001
TomAbbottJr
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Roller Furling

I take exception to the comment on the Hood Line Drive furler. I have had one for 15 years and it works well. The only problem is that the pulleys used to guide the line are too small. The splice in the line will not easily pass through it. I remade the pulleys and they work very well. I like the fact that the rope is allways in contact with a large diameter drum not on top of rope which gives you a varring diameter as the rope rolls in or out. The regular wind up drum if allowed to roll up with out tension can jam. The Line Drive can not jam.
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