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Old 16-04-2018, 18:36   #1
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Guess the hardware

Hi!
What is this rigging detail good for, and what is it?
We are so totally in the dark.
I have tried Google image search, the suggestion is a pair of jeans.
The detail belongs to a sailboat Najad 373
//Cheers
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Old 16-04-2018, 18:40   #2
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Hi!
What is this rigging detail good for, and what is it?
We are so totally in the dark.
I have tried Google image search, the suggestion is a pair of jeans.
The detail belongs to a sailboat Najad 373
//Cheers
Jonas
Looks like a broken genoa prefeeder. Google that.
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Old 16-04-2018, 18:53   #3
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Yes, probably
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I confirm: on my N373 it belongs to the Furlex 300 furler and is attached behind the tack shackle. The wire gets into the inside when not in use, but that is contradicting the manual that recommends to *remove it completely*, which I can understand as it could jam the furler. Never had a problem though
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Re: Guess the hardware

You can just add more line or replace the whole line if possible. Ideally you want it placed, when under tension, a few inches below the feeder slot so it lines up the bolt rope with the feeder slot. You can attach it to the tack or any piece of deck hardware that gives a good angle for jam-free feeding into the slot.

Racers use these a lot because they're changing headsails constantly and they are like an extra pair of hands during sail changes. If your sail stays on the furler all year long they are pretty much useful only if bending on a jib single-handed.
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Old 17-04-2018, 07:52   #6
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Jib luff pre-feeder.
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