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Forestay adjustment with Hood drum roller furler

Anyone familiar with the Hood Seafurl roller furlings? How much has to be disassembled in order to reach the turnbuckle under the drum in order to adjust the forestays (cutter rig)? We're fairly new boat owners and are currently in a remote area of Panama where there are few resources such as experienced riggers.
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Hood made a bunch of different systems. If you would post a picture of yours, I could talk you through it.
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Hood 253 & 253.5 Furlers

Here's some pics-two of the foresail and one of the staysail. (Please ignore the embarrasing condition-we're working on it.) Sure appreciate your help.
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Hello,

I have no idea how much you need to do, but you can contact Hood here:

Pompanette LLC.

Customer Service location
7712 Cheri Court

Tampa FL 33634
Phone: 813-885-2182
Fax: 813-888-7421

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I replaced the bearings not to long ago and posted the process and some links:
Sail Delmarva: Hood Seafurl 800 Bearing Replacement

Of course, you could have any model but the link will direct you to some drawings.

No, getting to the adjustment was not hard. A plastic set screw, pop out a few bits, and slide the furler up. You do not take the furler apart.

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You need to drop the sail, then remove the piece that connects the extrusion to the torque tube. (covered by the sail now). Then remove the hex head screws at the top of the stainless piece under the drum. Then the whole drum should lift up to expose the turnbuckle.
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Thanks for the responses. We have contacted Hood (Pompannette) and they emailed a pdf file of an assembly manual for a similar model so now we know how to disassemble most things, but still no clue what NOT to disassemble. Will lower the sail and try again. --Laura
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Excellent help, thank you all especially knothead who had the details I needed. Will put it on my maintenance list to move the drums and clean at least once a year. --Laura
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Re: Forestay adjustment with Hood drum roller furler

From my procedures book:

REINSTALL, TIGHTEN GENOA FORESTAY, ROLLER REEFING
 Watch video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jzcHvxBCjF8
 Remove furling line from furler drum
 Loosen torque tube clamp screws (headstay foil will drop into tube)
 Remove 3 screws from lower end of torque tube
 Slide torque tube up onto the headstay foil, tighten clamp screws
 Lift headstay foil as high as it will go, secure with vice grips below
 Turn swedge stud with adjustable wrench, exposed when headfoil is raised, counterclockwise looking from top to loosen, upwards as far as it will go
 Loosen lower tightening nut completely by turning counter clockwise
 Lower star washer clear of unit
 Turn basket counter clockwise to tighten
 Tighten to all discolored threads are hidden
 When the headstay is tight, align the headstay furling drum so line does not chafe
 Turn the bottom locking nut until tight
 Tighten swedge stud clockwise until snug, do not overtighten
 Loosen vice grip, carefully lower foils
 Loosen torque tube clamp screws, drop
 Replace 3 screws on lower end of torque tube
 Reposition foil to correct height, tighten clamp screws
 Replace furling line
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