[C320-list] Good Seafurl furler

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Jeff Smith

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Apr 23, 2022, 2:40:53 PMApr 23
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I am having trouble replacing mu furling line (I have posted about this
before). I cut a slot in my lower stainless steel cover so I can remove the
old line. Unfortunately, it looks like I will need to cut the entire lower
cover off of the unit to be able to wrap the line and able to use it as
intended. Any thoughts on this? I see the cover as decoration and it seems
to me cheaper (and easier) to just cut the cover off then replacing the
furler.

Thanks in advance for your help,

Jeff
‘94, #121

RONALD HODEL

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Apr 23, 2022, 4:24:22 PMApr 23
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I probably don’t have the same furler as you but can’t you just secure the end of the line in the furler and then spin the furler by hand to wrap the line?

Ron Hodel
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> On Apr 23, 2022, at 12:11 PM, RONALD HODEL <ronan...@mac.com> wrote:
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> I probably don’t have the same furler as you but can’t you just secure the end of the line in the furler and then spin the furler by hand to wrap the line?
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> Ron Hodel
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Jeff Smith

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Apr 23, 2022, 5:53:03 PMApr 23
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My furler has a bottom plate with a hole through which the furling line is
supposed to pass. It gets knotted so it can’t pull back through. I could
try a clove hitch to keep it on the drum. My most recent thought is also to
try decoring the line.

It is 5/16” amd should not need to be decored, but that may allow it to
pass through the hole and allow the drum to spin.

Thanks,
Jeff

Joe Grande

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Apr 23, 2022, 6:48:52 PMApr 23
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Having looked at my Schaeffer furler I am confused about any line that passes through a bottom plate! Mine rotates with the drum. The furling line passes from the drum through a series of fair leads to the cockpit. Your 5/16" line should be fine. I suggest visiting your owner's rigging manual. If you don't have one, consult You Tube about your model. Fair winds!


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Bruce Heyman

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Apr 24, 2022, 1:33:58 PMApr 24
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Hi Jeff,
Sorry you are having trouble. Not sure I'm following the issue and which cover you are having trouble with. On our Schaefer (I think it is a 2100) has a drum which holds the furling line and is trapped by a top cover and bottom cover. The line is attached to the drum through a hole in the top cover and I think held by a simple figure 8 stopper knot. When we put a new line on we simply take the sheets off the jib, secure the jib with a sail tie and then rotate the jib in the right direction to wind on the new furling line.
Sorry if I'm not understanding the problem you are running into.
All the best,
Bruce
Bruce Heyman
Somerset #671 San Pedro (LA) California
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