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09-19-2013 07:36 PM
overbored
Re: How Do I Replace a Cntinuous Furling Line??

this is a good video. I use Samson trophy braid as it is a bit rougher and does not slip on the drum. very easy to splice.
09-19-2013 06:37 PM
jim7289
Re: How Do I Replace a Cntinuous Furling Line??

Thanks to all for advice, especially the videos. Over the years I have spliced many 3 strand lines, tapering the splice until it nearly disappeared and finished with a 'whipped' (was going to say 'whipping'...decided against) end.
After viewing the 'you tube' I'm going to pick up a fid and line and surprise my friend....a.k.a. friend with a boat.
Thanks
Jim
09-18-2013 03:21 PM
arf145
Re: How Do I Replace a Cntinuous Furling Line??

Quote:
Originally Posted by chucklesR View Post
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?
Yep, has to be done in the presence of the furler--you have to run the line around and then splice it. I did this several years back on a Hood furler and it was made much easier by the video that Sailnetter Knothead made to walk me through it. You can see it here
09-18-2013 11:24 AM
tommays
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
09-18-2013 10:28 AM
Ferretchaser
Re: How Do I Replace a Cntinuous Furling Line??

If you are close to the Bohemia river I'll splice it for you
09-18-2013 10:24 AM
knuterikt
Re: How Do I Replace a Cntinuous Furling Line??

Quote:
Originally Posted by chucklesR View Post
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.
09-18-2013 10:08 AM
paperbird
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...
09-18-2013 09:55 AM
chucklesR
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?
09-18-2013 05:17 AM
knuterikt
Re: How Do I Replace a Cntinuous Furling Line??

Quote:
Originally Posted by bruceyp View Post
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.
Bp
The splice in this doc wont work on all furlers since it increases the diameter in the splice.

This one is better.
09-17-2013 11:36 PM
jim7289
Re: How Do I Replace a Cntinuous Furling Line??

Thanks, I'll pass the info to the owner.
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