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Old 13-03-2013, 15:01   #1
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Ancient Roller Furling?

Anybody seen anything like this? Useful?
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Old 13-03-2013, 15:20   #2
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Single line furler..
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Old 14-03-2013, 06:38   #3
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Re: Ancient Roller Furling?

St.Steel version of Wickham-Martin gear.?
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Old 14-03-2013, 12:36   #4
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St.Steel version of Wickham-Martin gear.?
It is marked:

"OCEAN"
"EQUIP."
"CORP."

The drum dia. is 6" Small boat?

I am guessing that this had no extrusion but somehow worked with hank on though I don't understand how.
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Re: Ancient Roller Furling?

this is meant to work with a wire luff sail. Think small dinghy or hobie cat. Essentially the forestay is replaced by the luff of the sail.
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Re: Ancient Roller Furling?

This is a Schaeffer System roller furling for a wire luff sail. The wire wire luff of the sail does not replace the headstay; however the system runs parallel to the headstay with the prongs on the portion in the left of the photo (oriented in the opposite direction of the photo) riding on the stay. This has an advantage of being easily dropped to the deck and another jib hanked on, but the disadvantage of not easily keeping as tight a leading edge for close to windward. I've had this same rig on my current boat for the last 28 years and it suits me well.
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This is a Schaeffer System roller furling for a wire luff sail. The wire wire luff of the sail does not replace the headstay; however the system runs parallel to the headstay with the prongs on the portion in the left of the photo (oriented in the opposite direction of the photo) riding on the stay. This has an advantage of being easily dropped to the deck and another jib hanked on, but the disadvantage of not easily keeping as tight a leading edge for close to windward. I've had this same rig on my current boat for the last 28 years and it suits me well.
Gotchya. Well this doesn't seem to suit my 31. I'd like to find a good home for it. Seems to be in pretty fine shape. Free to anyone who wants to pay shipping.

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Be aware that the wire luff roller systems can put a lot of wear on the headstay, where the hooks (bales?) of the upper swivel go around the headstay. I had to change out my headstay 1/2 way to the Marquesas after I looked up one morning and saw a birds nest of broken strands. I had wire and a Nico press tool, so I could get the job done, but I hope I never have to work at the masthead at sea again. I didnt use that sail again for months until I decided to try it with a bronze shackle (hopefully softer) attached to the upper swivel bales. The bronze going around the headstay. It worked, but I never cared for using that sail much after that. Another of lifes little hard learned lessons. At least I didnt loose the rig._____Grant.
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Gotchya. Well this doesn't seem to suit my 31. I'd like to find a good home for it. Seems to be in pretty fine shape. Free to anyone who wants to pay shipping.

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What's the postage to Portugal from there... used one on my Hurley 22... stood up to 70kt winds crossing the Biscay...
Cost around 90 in the UK 5yrs back
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Be aware that the wire luff roller systems can put a lot of wear on the headstay, where the hooks (bales?) of the upper swivel go around the headstay.............
Excellent point here by gjordan! I should say that for most of the 28 years that I've used this system I have had the hooks (bales) cut off and hold the upper bearing near the headstay with a piece of strong line. It works ok with just a little more twist at he unfurling for a moment, but does not wear my headstay.
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