I have a Hartley 32 that has a bowsprit
added, and prior to taking out of the water
for re-fit, the fore stay was attached to front of the bowsprit
. It was rigged for hank on head sails
, but I want to change to a furler
I bought a second hand furling
unit that came from a 34' boat, and I think it is all complete, but I have not had any experience with such things in the past (except for using them on other boats
My questions as follows:
1. Does the aluminium extrusion rotate around the forestay, or does the whole thing rotate on the drum - at deck
level, and swivel at mast head
2. Is there any advantage in retaining the original forstay, and mounting the furler
on an alternative existing fitting on the bowsprit?
3. If I were to do 2 above, can I connect the top end of both forestays to the same point on the masthead?
Any thoughts/advice from those with greater knowledge will be appreciated.