May 3, 2022, 11:51:23 PM5/3/22
Sign in to reply to author
Sign in to forward
You do not have permission to delete messages in this group
Sign in to report message as abuse
Either email addresses are anonymous for this group or you need the view member email addresses permission to view the original message
I'm having an issue with the roller furler on my 320. The rivets holding
the joints on the foil are bulging out, and interfere with the upper swivel
when I try to raise or lower the jib. The folks at Schaefer agree that I
need to drill out the old rivets in the joints, and replace them. (Kudos to
Schaefer, when I asked them the size of the rivets, the offered to send me a
set for free!) But I'm not sure exactly how to go about the replacement.
I'm hoping someone on the list has experience to answer my questions.
My first question is, if I have to remove the foil and replace the rivets on
the ground, do I have to remove the entire headstay, or can the foil be slid
off the headstay from the bottom, without removing headstay from the top of
the mast? (I'd use the spinnaker halyard on one of the foredeck cleats to
stabilize the mast while the headstay was disconnected, and use the jib
halyard to lower the top of the foil.)
My next question is, if I have to remove the entire headstay, do I have to
pull the mast, or is it safe to go up to the masthead to release the
headstay from the masthead, with just a halyard replacing the headstay? I'd
love to avoid the expense of having the yard pull the mast, but I'd hate to
have the mast fall when I'm up there.
If anyone has any wisdom to share, I'd greatly appreciate it.
Catalina 320, #232
New Orleans, LA