My wife and I recently purchased an '93 Oceanis
400 (new to us) as our first liveaboard
. The boat had been neglected for 3+ years by the previous owner. One of the many projects I am working on is replacing the running rigging
, as the existing rigging
is very stiff and very worn.
Things were going wonderfully until I went to replace the furler
line for the in-mast main. I have the Beneteau
, but they do not mention how to replace the line (why would they?). The mast
is an ISOMAT, so I went online and looked at the US Spars website for information on removal
and replacement. US Spars says that there should be removable inspection
and maintenance panels
on the sides of the mast
, but mine has none.
I can see that the line feeds into a small hole at the bottom of the furler
drum, and I can see the end of the line if I rotate the drum 180, however, I can not figure out how to remove the line from the little hole. Strangely there appears to be a set screw in the drum perpendicular to the hole for the line. I have tried loosening this, but to no avail.