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Fahmet headsail Furling Systemes

Hello everyone,

I'm hoping that someone here is still sailing with one of these early furling systems. I recently handled an insurance claim (I am a marine surveyor) for storm damages to a 43' Pan Oceanic MY. Portions of the rig were damaged, but not the furling system. During the course of repairs, the rig was un-stepped, repairs made, and things put back together. However, it now appears that two pieces of system are missing from the furling drum assembly: an external bushing on the bottom of the furling drum, and a sleeve/collar, the function of which seems to be to stop the lower terminal fitting on the forestay from turning with the system when in use.

Of course, locating a replacement parts resource isn't a possibility. I'm sure the components can be fabricated. If anyone out there has access to one of these systems which is functional and in use, and can send pictures of the underside of the drum assembly and attachment, it would be most appreciated.

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Re: Fahmet headsail Furling Systemes

Actually I think can still be purchased. We replaced our bushings about 5 years ago, but have recently replaced our whole furling system for the jib.

This was from another post, and I don't know if it is still valid.

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The Famet company has been an up and down operation in recent years. Four or five years ago, the company couldn't be located and the owner of record didn't respond to inquiries.
However, it's flying again. Still in Kansas, as before. The current operator is David Freer at freer@peoplestelecom.net
Here's hoping he has a long, successful run. But for peace of mind, I seized the moment and ordered two sets of roller furling bushings for my spares kit. They were shipped promptly, without advance payment. Just mail me a check, David said.
At $5 a set, the greatest buy since pizza by the slice.
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Re: Fahmet headsail Furling Systemes

Thank you for the reply and information. I've sent an email to Mr. Freer; fingers crossed!
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Re: Fahmet headsail Furling Systemes

Follow this link and you'll see pictures of the FaMet. FaMet ReeFurl
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