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I'd be cautious about trying to modify that setup into a conventional foil-based furler. Such furlers are designed to be installed 'around' a permanent forestay.. adding a foil to the parts you have there are more likely to end up with the entire assembly 'being' the forestay and I doubt those components are designed for those loads.
I'd think that by the time you locate the parts, manage to cobble it together it may not actually work, and/or may not be all that inexpensive or reliable.
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