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Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Calvert County, MD
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I'm not familiar with this make of furler, but I assume that it has the halyard attached to a collar which slides up and down the foil and is free to rotate where it is attached to the jib. This may be sticking and causing the halyard to wrap around the forestay. Also, the angle that the halyard makes at the top of the mast where it goes into the sheave is important. If it is too shallow, then this will increase the tendency of the halyard to wrap around the stay when you try to furl.
I qould recommend taking the furler off so that you can examine it and make see what is functioning and what is not. It is also important to take a look at the state of the forestay which will have been hidden under that foil for a long time. When I replaced my old CDI furler, the forestay was shot and I had to replace it.
Leith (rhymes with teeth) is the port of the City of Edinburgh in Scotland. A Leither is someone who comes from that area.
I must go down to the sea again, to the lonely sea and the sky - I left my shoes and socks there, I wonder if they're dry?