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Old 06-11-2013
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Oversize furler

I and the crew (kids) are ready to move up to a furling system on our Pearson 26OD. I have the chance to purchase a Selden Furlex 300s for a reasonable price. The 300s is spec'd for boats 30 to 45ft. Recognizing I would have to upgrade the forestay are their any other reasons to not use the
oversized 300s?

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Re: Oversize furler

Furlex usually comes with a new forestay in any case - or is it used? Will the drum fit OK vis a vis your pulpit arrangement? It may look odd with such an oversized drum.

btw there's someone else here on SN that might be looking for a few feet of Furlex extrusion pieces..

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Re: Oversize furler

you could use a 300 but the foil will be a bit large for the 26 and the clevis pin size may be to big for the stem and mast fittings. it may require a bigger diameter luff tape on the sail. better to get the one designed for you boat you will spend the difference in all the hardware changes needed and it will not work as well as it should.
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