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Re: Harken MkIV or Furlex 200s
...I disagree with the thin plastic description. Harken is generally known for superior products. It appears yours is not installed correctly if you keep having the same problem
As far as the jam. And it happens to all furlers at some time. Which is easier to correct and fix....an open body drum or one which is closed
True, Harken makes generally great products, but FWIW, the top of this furler is a plastic disc with a thin lip subject to breaking. Or at least all six examples I have personally used have had this characteristic, and all broke..
Yes, the problem appears due to the Colgate install, but I'd bet you'll get the same result by lowering the spinnaker pole on the unit.
As to jamming, the Furlex never jammed provided the line lead was correct. I do not believe in ten years I ever removed its cover due to a jam. Hands down, a better unit by far.
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Last edited by sailingfool; 02-13-2013 at 03:51 PM.