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sailbear50 07-24-2007 01:46 AM

Roller furling recs for 43 nelson/merek sloop
Need to replace the furling and don t know a thing about what i should use.HELP!!!!

sailingfool 07-24-2007 07:53 AM

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What gear is there now and what parts need to be replaced and why?

In general the easiest approach would be to use the same stuff again, if its been adequate and is still made. otherwise, we have FurleX and it has been outstanding and troublefree.

sailingdog 07-24-2007 08:54 AM

Why are you replacing? As SF has pointed out, rebuilding or refurbing the old unit is probably cheaper and easier.

sailbear50 07-24-2007 07:15 PM

Harken furling hurricane damage
the track for the sail is bent, not badly but bent, the drum is destroyed. So all I have is the track and a few fittings, the part that swivels to lift the sail and the bent track, and the attachment to the deck. I thought with all this missing I might as well up date to a newer design. This is a older version of furling. Is this a bad idea ?

sailingdog 07-24-2007 08:16 PM

Given what you said, replacement sounds good to me.. since the parts that are damaged may well cost almost as much as a new unit. :D Be aware that many companies will have you replace the forestay when you install a new furling unit, especially if your headstay is older than 5-10 years old.

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