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Re: Is this swaged fitting failing?
ok ive read this thread now
you have one of the most common symtpoms badly installed or even normally installed furler do to forestays
its a common nowadays to replace your forestay twice as fast on a furling stay system then you would on an open stay not just because of thise but because most systems have hidden turnbuckles that make visual inspection much harder.
what happened either by failure or bad installation is that the furler simply exerts to much axial pressure on the connecting parts...basically even when hard in the wind and you dont have correct straps to by pass the tunrbuckle or whatnot your sail is pulling on the stay axially
if you are on stb tack and your stay is right hand laid guess what?
you are "unwrapping" the lay of the wires...
there are many fixes for this easy and hard...
my fix for now is no furler...
ps. and yes pulling on a furler and confusing that for wind resistance is one of the many mistakes people do on furling systems
you must always always stop if you feel resistance...and easy trick is to head into the wind a bit ease foresail and then only then furl in...a bit at a time
to many times(on the boats I have been on with furlers) have I seen people yank on the furling line so hard that even the pulleys leading aft get sprung off
be nice to your furler and sails! jajaja
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