furling issue - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > On Board > Gear & Maintenance
 Not a Member? 
  #1  
Old 11-17-2009
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: NH
Posts: 20
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
Grcesq is on a distinguished road
furling issue

The furler on my Pearson 26 is so old that I cant even decipher the manufacturer. It works well enough, but the line slips on the ???? (its not really a drum..... the line just moves through a groove in a circular plate which looks similar to a Facnor Gennaker furler that I have seen advertised). Anyway because it slips, manytimes I come to the stopper knot before the headsail is fully furled. That phenonmenon always seems to occur at the worst time. I thought that the line should be spliced so that it is a continuous loop. Does anyone know how to do this or can they direct me to an article? Thanks, Greg
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #2  
Old 11-17-2009
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 263
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Rep Power: 9
mike dryver is on a distinguished road
go to a Brion Toss rigging book and should be addressed in it. there really is no difference in what you want to do and a regular splice other than making sure the splice is as thin (relatively) as the reg. furling line
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #3  
Old 11-17-2009
pdqaltair's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Deale, MD
Posts: 2,285
Thanks: 1
Thanked 36 Times in 36 Posts
Rep Power: 7
pdqaltair is on a distinguished road
Also consider whether the line size or type is wrong...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Grcesq View Post
The furler on my Pearson 26 is so old that I cant even decipher the manufacturer. It works well enough, but the line slips on the ???? (its not really a drum..... the line just moves through a groove in a circular plate which looks similar to a Facnor Gennaker furler that I have seen advertised). Anyway because it slips, manytimes I come to the stopper knot before the headsail is fully furled. That phenonmenon always seems to occur at the worst time. I thought that the line should be spliced so that it is a continuous loop. Does anyone know how to do this or can they direct me to an article? Thanks, Greg
or could be improved. I would get samples of a few different lines in different sizes and see if there is something better. It may be a simple matter.

If the teeth are worn, can they be refreshed?

I agree the continuous line is smart.
__________________
(when asked how he reached the starting holds on a difficult rock climbing problem that clearly favored taller climbers - he was perhaps 5'5")

"Well, I just climb up to them."

by Joe Brown, English rock climber




To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Roller Furling Lay Up Tom Wood Gear and Maintenance Articles 0 10-21-2003 09:00 PM
Installing Roller Furling Sue & Larry Gear and Maintenance Articles 0 08-09-2002 09:00 PM
Boom Furling Revolution Tom Wood Gear and Maintenance Articles 0 07-12-2002 09:00 PM
Boom Furling Revolution Tom Wood Cruising Articles 0 07-12-2002 09:00 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:51 AM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.