I am replacing the headstay inside my elderly Harken
roll pin furler
. It currently has swayed fitting and I plan to use Norseman mechanical fittings. I have it down, the prefeeder and drum off and the locking collar removed, without a single
broken screw, just the foil with wire inside left. I have the newer manual, no older one available either thru Harken
or online, but it does not seem to address my dilemma. As expected it covers new assembly rather than wire replacement. The foil length seems to be too long to allow easy assembly of the fittings and the locking collar is not long enough to permit
the stud to screw into the drum. With the upper end at the base of the eye, the bottom of the stud is not exposed.
I think what I need to do is drive out the roll pin at the prefeeder junction so I can slide the foils together a bit, exposing more wire at the bottom. While the pin should be easy enough, I am not terribly optimistic about sliding the foils on the connector. I need to cut the end off the wire to get it out, and it seems like the new wire goes in easy enough, but I am reluctant to proceed down the path of no return without clear plan to get the ends attached.