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Roller Furling

I tried desperately to upload a photo, but I think the file is too large. I have a Harken roller furling, but not sure which model. No manual. Silver drum with one rope running down the port side into the cockpit.

There is a shackle on top of the drum- I am assuming this is to attach the genoa tack? There is a wire leading out of the top of the drum with a metal "U" shaped piece at the end. Is this some sort of release mechanism??

A sleeve with two plastic holes is located about 3 feet up the track.
The top hole for the genoa halyard shackle?
The other for the genoa head? If so, shackle or tied on?

Lastly, there doesn't appear to be a track to slide the luff into. Do I just pull the halyard up pretty tight, and then winch up the port side line that leads to the cockpit?

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Re: Roller Furling

There is a shackle on top of the drum- I am assuming this is to attach the genoa tack?
Yes

A sleeve with two plastic holes is located about 3 feet up the track.
The top hole for the genoa halyard shackle?
The other for the genoa head? If so, shackle or tied on?

Is it a swivel? If so, yes with shackles.

http://www.harken.com/furling/
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There is a shackle on top of the drum- I am assuming this is to attach the genoa tack? There is a wire leading out of the top of the drum with a metal "U" shaped piece at the end. Is this some sort of release mechanism??
That's a prefeeder.. you pass the luff tape through the u-shaped piece, then into the slot entry and THEN connect it to the bottom of the swivel.. it (u shaped piece) helps guide the sail into the groove otherwise any folds in the sail can get hung up There must be a slot/groove there, in fact typically there are two grooves but that does depend on the style of furler.

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Ok think I know how to compress the file now.
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Re: Roller Furling

Your luff tape slots begin right at that chromed part that your swivel is resting on in the picture. So attach the tack to the shackle on top of the drum, feed the luff (from the head) through the prefeeder, into the slot and then attach the lower shackle on the swivel head. Connect your halyard to the upper shackle on the swivel and hoist away!
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btw... attach your halyard first, and raise the swivel about a foot or two up the foil. Then attach and feed your sail through and up to the swivel. It will go smoother that way.

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You should join cncphotoalbum.com for C&C specific questions.

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