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Re: Roller Furler Repair
My Harkin Roller Furler has become exceedingly difficult to furl, particularly if there is any wind and pressure on it. We sometimes need to apply a winch to it. To make it easier to roll up, we've even reduced pressure on the halyard. ...
You dont want to use a winch on a furler, you may end up busting the system. If you have difficulty furling due to wind pressure, bear off and furl the jib when its sheltered behind the main.
You should not ease the halyard as that increases the chance of wrapping it when furling.
Most furlers require some annual servicing, what does your Harken need?
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