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Inclined to agree with the general advice about getting experienced help, not necessarily a rigger. Most experienced boat owners are hands on. I stripped down my plastimo furler a couple of years ago to replace the forestay. Got plenty of good advice at the quay side from other sailors. Didn,t find the job anyway difficult but had the obvious advantage of knowing how it came apart.
Have a look at any nearby furlers, all the ones I,v seen work the same way,ie The base attaches to a fixed deck point and the roller turns the fore stay sieve which in turn rolls in the sail due tothe swivel attached to the head of the sail halyard.
Hope this helps,
The great appear great because you are on your knees. James Larkin, Irish Labour Movement.