Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Yorktown Hts NY
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I have a Furlex Furler with 2 situations.
1) Up goes the sail, secure the halyard, out comes the sail, go to furl up at end of sail and she only furls part way and jams. Jams hard. Feels mechanical . Jams in both direction. No, the halyard is not wrapping at the top. and when the sail is off everything spins and spins with ease. I did notice the furling line was wrapped what appeared to be the wrong direction. I corrected that but ran out of time to test. Could halyard tension affect this?
2) The furler sits too high. There is a 10" or so turnbuckle between the bottom of the furler and the attachment point. The furler sits about 16" off the boat. I'd like it to be much lower. The boat has a baby stay and if I ease the back stay and haul down on the spinnaker halyard will I be safe to detach the head stay to reconfigure the furler?
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Yes all true, No wonder no one will go on the water with me.