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Older Furlex help!

I just bought a 1991 Com-pac 27 with a Furlex furling system. Problem is i can''t find any info on what model it is since it is no longer in production. The I. = 31''4".
with a 3/16 diameter wire.
Any help in identifying would be appreciated a manual too much to hope for!

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Try to go online to the web site www.seldenmast.com. That is the company that makes the furling system you have. I have a Furlex as well and the web site has plenty of specs to compare your figures to. Hopefully, you will be able to find a match. Currently I''m trying to get feedback on how to service the beast! I might have to just order a manual from the above website. Please let me know if you find any info on servicing.

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I got the service manual off the web site. Try:
http://www.seldenmast.com/download.cfm?download=7604&webnode_id=2103&filenam e=595-104-E.pdf
We have a 300 system - it is very easy to service if you follow the simple, clear instructions in the manual the first few times until you get the hang of it. You need a tube of the right grease, my advice is get it from a Furlex distributor.
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Thanks for the info. I looked on the site (selden mast) and did not find the model I have. There is nothing on the furler that says "FURLEX" I infered that since it said "Made in Sweden". The model I have has an open drum made in 1991 or near. I think it is a system that just uses the jib halyard to raise the sail then the top clicks into a slot and the jib halyard can be released.
Sound familiar to anyone?

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I do not think that is a Furlex.

Sounds like any one of a few generic varients of the profurl design.

The Furles are fairly recent and all use the same basic system. The major thing they have going for them (their reason for existing) is the "complete kit" nature ofr their product, so there is nothing else to buy and match in and the nifty "no tangle" rope drum guide (and the fact that their bearings really are better, at least in local conditions). If the unit you have does not feature the enclosed drum with the rope guide then it is not a Furlex.

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YES, I found out it was an ISOFURL. I guess just one of the parts was "Made in Sweden". I found some info on the Internet so I guess I''ll be able to handle it from here.

Thanks for everyones help!

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