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Old 31-01-2009, 12:19   #1
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Famet Reefing and Furling -

Anyone know the latest on the where-abouts of FAMET roller furlers? I emailed the last known owner (I thought), but no reply...
Hey, does anyone here have parts or experience with these units? Thanks, Chris
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Old 31-01-2009, 13:34   #2
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I FOUND HIM! They still exist! Anybody have good or bad experience with this brand? I will be rebuilding mine shortly. They look hi quality and very, very simple...
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Linky, linky, linky...

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Old 31-01-2009, 18:33   #4
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Here's David Freer' email: freer@peoplestelecom.net David was nice enough to send me a PDF of the installation instructions too, but this forum has a 400K limit on posting PDFs and the file is almost 800K...
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I have an old Famet that is still in use since 1981, and the only extra part I've had to order was a thrust bearing and washer. It's a very simple, basic system, but once in a rare while the line with tangle around the spool.
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Hi Jiff! Thanks for the comment. Hey, check out the new all stainless drum they offer. it's PRETTY!
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Does Famet have a website?
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None that I can find, but he'll return an email quickly. Seems nice too!
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In an attempt to keep on topic - I'll post my question here:
I have two Famet Roller furling units - Type A and B. The main difference between the two is the internal halyard hole for the units to mount around the forestay - Type A has an 8mm hole to take 5-7mm forestay wires and Type B has a 14mm hole to take 8-12mm wires.

Here's my question - I have a 7mm wire, which would seem to dictate the Type A. My issue is it's off my old boat and was my staysail rig, so on the Yorktown 35 I'm trying to resurrect, it will be approx 7 feet shorter than I desire ( I need 40', the Type A is 33'), which would limit the amount of sail I can carry forward. The Type B is long enough (actually 46' and I can remove 2-3' sections to match perfectly) and I have an offshore sail that would match my foretriangle perfectly. I'm wondering if the difference between a 7 & 8mm wire would be great enough to stop me from going ahead and using the Type B unit on my headstay - any riggers out there or people in the know that could help me here?
These are really robust units and don't really flex, so outside of rattling about a bit, i'm unclear if there would be any downside. They were bulletproof on a previous boat so I'd love to use one on this one. Would sure appreciate any advice folks may have. Thanks!
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