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How Do I Replace a Cntinuous Furling Line??

My friend has a '91 Catalina 30footer. It has a jib furler that has a continuous loop furling line. It is a great system since it prevents the furling line from over riding and jamming the furler. Any suggestions on how to replace this line.
He said the furler is marked 'North Sail".
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Re: How Do I Replace a Cntinuous Furling Line??

Easy: Find a rigger or someone who can splice lines. They can replace it for a modest fee.

Harder: Learn to splice lines yourself.
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Re: How Do I Replace a Cntinuous Furling Line??

Or you can do it your self.
http://www.samsonrope.com/Documents/...UG2012_WEB.pdf
I did a practice or two with smaller line then did the real thing. It wasn't perfect but it worked and lasted 2 seasons before Sandy did the furler in.
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Re: How Do I Replace a Cntinuous Furling Line??

Thanks, I'll pass the info to the owner.
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Or you can do it your self.
http://www.samsonrope.com/Documents/...UG2012_WEB.pdf
I did a practice or two with smaller line then did the real thing. It wasn't perfect but it worked and lasted 2 seasons before Sandy did the furler in.
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The splice in this doc wont work on all furlers since it increases the diameter in the splice.

This one is better.
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Re: How Do I Replace a Cntinuous Furling Line??

I have a Hood continuous line furler, really folks - this is it? I have to have a rigger come to my boat and make the splice in place?

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Re: How Do I Replace a Cntinuous Furling Line??

Just faced this as I had to replace the furling line winch. I decided it was a skill I should know for when there is no rigger close by. I tried to hire a rigger for an hour to come to the boat and teach me, but the schedules never worked out. So off to youtube and some studying. After a couple practice runs on old line, I felt confident enough to give it a shot. The result probably isn't as perfect as an experienced rigger, but it's done, it works and I know I can do it again.

One lesson learned if you decide to try it yourself. Spend extra time on figuring out the length calculations - where do you mark what parts of the splice to end up with what length line. I now have an extra piece of line aboard that's just a little too short to use as a furling line - about 2 fid lengths too short, in fact...
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I have a Hood continuous line furler, really folks - this is it? I have to have a rigger come to my boat and make the splice in place?
You have three options
  1. Bring the furler to the rigger
  2. Bring the rigger to the furler
  3. Find a friend you can bring
  4. Learn to do the splice
  5. ?

This is an easy splice to do -one of the easiest double braid splices.

Basically it's all about removing the core in the splice section and cross the cover into it self and get a tight fit where the core/cover ends meet inside the rope. Secure by cross stitching.
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Re: How Do I Replace a Cntinuous Furling Line??

If you are close to the Bohemia river I'll splice it for you

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Re: How Do I Replace a Cntinuous Furling Line??

It depends on the double braid brand ,for example on sta-set the outer core is on the small side and I had to do it with my wire loops as the fids are to large





Most of the time you also need to build it to a fairly exact length and I suggest practice as just snagging a tiny bit of jacket or core fugs it up

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