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Old 07-03-2013, 08:29   #1
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Fahmet Headsail Furling Systems

Hello everyone,

I'm hoping that someone here is still sailing with one of these early furling systems. I recently handled an insurance claim (I am a marine surveyor) for storm damages to a 43' Pan Oceanic MY. Portions of the rig were damaged, but not the furling system. During the course of repairs, the rig was un-stepped, repairs made, and things put back together. However, it now appears that two pieces of system are missing from the furling drum assembly: an external bushing on the bottom of the furling drum, and a sleeve/collar, the function of which seems to be to stop the lower terminal fitting on the forestay from turning with the system when in use.

Of course, locating a replacement parts resource isn't a possibility. I'm sure the components can be fabricated. If anyone out there has access to one of these systems which is functional and in use, and can send pictures of the underside of the drum assembly and attachment, it would be most appreciated.

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Old 15-03-2013, 17:49   #2
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Re: Fahmet Headsail Furling Systems

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Old 16-03-2013, 09:08   #3
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Re: Fahmet Headsail Furling Systems

hi. I have one on my Pan Oceanic 38, and will be glad to take pictures if you still need them..........were you able to reach Famet? rpnuy
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Re: Fahmet Headsail Furling Systems

Issue's been resolved - thanks!
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Re: Fahmet Headsail Furling Systems

[QUOTE=islandplanet;1186164]Google searches are amazing things.

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OFFICE/Fax: 785-842-0585

FaMet ReeFurl Email: info@fametreefurl.com[/Q]

I tried that phone number today and it is disconnected. I tried the email address, and I'm still waiting for a reply.
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Re: Fahmet Headsail Furling Systems

Greetings..,I have a Watkins 27 with Famet furlers on jib and main (vertical). I cannot see how they work (I have no info with them) nor how to remove the sails. Can anyone help me here? Many thanks!
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Re: Fahmet Headsail Furling Systems

Does anyone know how to get the sails off a FaMet furler? I have just bought a Watkins z27 with jib and main(vertical) FaMet furlers...but have no info about them, nor can I see a clear way to remove the sails. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
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Re: Fahmet Headsail Furling Systems

No idea, but have you tried to contact the original maker, contact details in an earlier post.
You can also try
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