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post #4 of Old 06-19-2012
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Re: Furler hard to unfurl/furl on genoa

I have jammed loose spin halyards in the swivel. They have to be bar hard to prevent that. But they do not turn once jammed. I would suspect bearings. Make sure you flush out the lower ones regularly.

Are you keeping slight tension on the furling line as you unfurl the sail? You will get a rats nest if you just let it go, and it will jam.

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