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post #4 of Old 06-10-2012
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Re: Roller reefing

Check the rope as it leaves the drum. It has to lead fair to the first block as it runs back to the cockpit. If it does not it binds and makes it virtually impossible to furl your sail. You should not have to use a winch. If you do you can very easily break your system. Also how old is it and has it been in a salt environment. If it has not been cleaned periodicaly wear can occur and the bearings will wear flat on one side as they are bound and can't rotate like they should
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