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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
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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
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Also consider whether the line size or type is wrong...

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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.

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