I am running into something that I need help on.
My 1976 Oday 27 has an older CDI roller furler
set up. the drum is not enclosed though (as most CDI
furlers show to be).
What I'm concerned with, is when that the line that leads aft along my starboard side to the cockpit
, is fed through a "feeder" which is mounted to the drum and should help keep the line coiling inside the drum when reefing the jib
. However, I've noticed that when I unfurl the sail when sailing, the line doesn't coil inside the drum, rather it jumps upwards and coils above the drum. This doesn't affect the roller furling
speed or function, but knowing it's not right, I want it fixed before distaster strikes.
I can probably take a digital photo
of this next time I go out sailing.
is this a common problem? and how would I resolve it? FYI : the blocks that help lead the furling
line aft , the first block is as close to 45 degrees from the drum, so it's not kinking up there.