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Those using Selden Furlex 100S, pls tell me how tight do you tighten your headsail halyard?
Today, my friend was tighting his, using body weight and pop, up came drum assembly (lower swivel) and down goes all the lower bearings on deck and in water. It seems somewhere isn't assembled correctly. The bearing tube is secured to bearing socket and terminal eye fitting but it seems bearing tube sn't secured to the inner hub (drum assembly). Has anyone similar problem? Any solution without needing to bring down the whole forestay assembly ?

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Your best bet would be to contact the guys at Selden. They're very good and very helpful. It sounds like whoever reassembled the furling unit last forgot to put the spring clip back in place—or put it in place but didn't make sure it was properly seated. I'm basing this on my work with the Furlex 200S on my boat.

Shouldn't have to take the forestay down to fix this BTW, and its a very good opportunity to re-grease the bearings.

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SD, thanks for the info. There's no spring clip for th 100S but I notice a 5Dx20L mm spring pin. Will check if this is the retainer for the bearing tube for the upper portion. The lower part of bearing tube is held by 2 grub screws. Job for this weekend.

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Ahh.. it must be very different in design from the 200s, since the top section of the furling drum is held in place by a circular spring clip in a groove. Did you try looking for a schematic of the drum from Furlex (click here)??

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Ahh.. it must be very different in design from the 200s, since the top section of the furling drum is held in place by a circular spring clip in a groove. Did you try looking for a schematic of the drum from Furlex (click here)??
Yes, I've the Spare Part List which shows an explode view of the assembly. However, its not too apparent how the bearing tube is secured to the top of the lower swivel assembly. About the only thing that could possibly secure it would be the spring pin. I've to check it out this weekend.

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Re: Selden Furlex 100S

the bearing tube is secured to the top of the lower swivel assembly. To remove you need to hold the upper part of the bearing tube and then rotate the rope spool 90 degrees to unlock and then simply pull down. You may notice that there are 'flats' cast into the spool at top and bottom. Be careful of the bearings as you do so. the bearing races simply come apart and you could lose your bearing balls.

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Re: Selden Furlex 100S

I've a question on the tack swivel though. It would appear that the swivel is 180 degrees out ie if I have a jib up in the foil with the tack attached to the swivel, wouldn't you want the jib to swivel through at least 90 degrees about the leading edge of the foil and not rotate 350 degrees about the groove end of the foil.
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Re: Selden Furlex 100S

I believe the manual mentioned that this is to allow the jib to tighten around the middle before the bottom start winding.

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