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Jib Roller Furler

Hi all,

I was given a used roller furler and want to install it when I haul out this winter. I have no experience with roller furlers and want to figure out whether I can install it myself, or need to get a rigger to do it. I'm trying to figure out the manufacturer and find installation instructions. Unfortunately, the markings on the furler have mostly worn off. Here are two pictures of the furler:





Any help with IDing the furler, or installation advice is appreciated.

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Re: Jib Roller Furler

It is a Plastimo Furler but dont know much about them. they are still in business.
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Re: Jib Roller Furler

This might be useful:
Plastimo - Headsail reefing system : chainplates or turnbuckle mounting ?
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Re: Jib Roller Furler

We like to do our own work on our boat, but to install a furler, we had riggers do it. Stuff that will take you hours to figure out, they will have done twenty times already. A good outfit will know the foibles of different manufacturers, and will know what needs to be done to make it work properly. You could spend two full days (an entire weekend!) installing your secondhand unit, and not have it working exactly right, and not know it, and not know why. Having professionals do it avoids these problems. It isn't THAT expensive, considering that you didn't pay full price for a second hand unit.
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Re: Jib Roller Furler

Paul,

I appreciate your opinion, but even if I decide to have someone else install the furler, I'd like to at least educate myself about it, so I know what is involved with the installation and how the furler works. Especially having no prior experience with furlers.

I've found an installation manual for Plastimo furlers:

www.bluemoment.com/manuals/plastimo_s_series_roller_reefing.pdf

I'm trying to identify the model # of my furler, but it doesn't look like anything I've been able to find online. Plastimo seems to have a reputation for building cheaper furlers for smaller boats. My furler drum looks larger and more heavy duty (stainless steel instead of plastic and aluminum) than anything I've found online. The furler came off a cruising sailboat from another country. Plastimo doesn't even have a dealer in the US.

Edit: I think I have the chainplate version of an older model plastimo.

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Re: Jib Roller Furler

Scott,
You are absolutely right that you should know how your furler works. Especially how and where it is supposed to be lubed.
The first time it hangs up you'll be glad you know what to do.
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Re: Jib Roller Furler

IMO you WILL need a rigger, UNLESS, the stay is the right size for your boat. That said, ask them what the condition of this furler is, I would bet it is fine, but if the parts are no longer available, then a lot of work and money could go for something you might only get a couple years out of.
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