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Re: I think I stuffed my furler. What do you think?

Thanks everyone. Spin and jib halyards backing up forestay now. Don't tell anyone, but the standing rigging is 30 years old! (I've only had her 18 months) Time to spend a few b.o.a.t. dollars on replacing that.

And yes, I will take the mast down at the same time, repaint it, fix the masthead light and wind instrument, replace the lights with LEDs, rerun the cables and stop them from clanking inside the mast! Seems I won't be sailing for a little while.
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Re: I think I stuffed my furler. What do you think?

If you're starting a campaign of replacing the standing rigging, you might consider doing it with superline instead of wire rope - except perhaps your forestay. I plan to make this change over the next couple of seasons, my wire rope is getting pretty long in the tooth. Lots of info on this on the Colligo marine website. Colligo Marine - Rigging reduced to its elegant essentials. - Colligo Marine - Synthetic Rigging
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Re: I think I stuffed my furler. What do you think?

Thanks Ritchard. I looked into it but decided to stay with wire. I'll finish my blog post on the re-rig and post it here. Managed to get keep the old furler (thank goodness - that would have added quite an expense).
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Re: I think I stuffed my furler. What do you think?

The angle between the halyard and the forestay should be more than 7 degrees, otherwise the halyard wounds around the forestay and the forestay breaks after some time. You should attach a block to increase this angle and replace the forestay.
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Re: I think I stuffed my furler. What do you think?

Thanks celenoglu but I'm not sure that's the case with my old school setup. I think with this old furler the halyard is integral to the furler head and returns back down the furler extrusion and is secured to the body of the furler; so it rotates with the furler.

Here's the link to my write up of the re-rig fwiw: The Big Re-rig: Part 2 | Adventures in Bob
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