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Old 08-02-2011, 17:58   #1
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Hood Furling System

I have a Hood jib furler that needs bearings. I have tried Pompanette, and they have not gotten back with me. The numbers on the drum bearings are F96 U 111, and 6208. Anyone know where to get parts and tech manuals for Hood systems?

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Here's their web site. I think.

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Hang on, the email addy is pompanette. something, so I guess you've been there. Sorry


Some furler pdfs here. what model?

http://www.hoodyachtsystems.com/toc.htm
Well, those are one page documents with little info beyond dimensions. sorry again.


List of dealers here. Maybe that will help. When a web site is that simple looking it can sometimes indicate the email input might not be very well monitored. Looks like all the dealers are in Florida, that's weird.

http://www.hoodyachtsystems.com/usdealers.htm
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There are no markings on the furler except HOOD on the head swivel.
Any ideas are welcome.
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Dune,
Try them on the phone again... my previous experience with them has been great.
They were very helpful and even threw in some extra parts and mods at no charge.
The replacement bearings are almost as much as the assy, I opted for the complete assy because replacing the bearings is a nightmare... about $500 2 yrs ago.

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Dune,
Have you tried taking the old bearings to a regular bearing supply house? Those numbers sound like they may well describe a standard bearing.

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OK, I've recently been down this road on 2 3250 furlers. Yes, Pompanette will get back to you - surprised they haven't answered the phone.

HOWEVER. If you just need bearings, buy bearings. Take yours out, and measure them. If you have a mixture of stainless and Torlon or Delrin (doesn't really matter), buy replacement stainless on flea bay, and Torlon or Delrin from Harkin. A fraction of the cost. HOWEVER, if you need races, you'll need to go to Hood. I spent $500 for the first one, and about $80 for the second (bearings only). Feel free to contact me offline.
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Pompanette did get back with me and were very helpful. They quit selling bearings for my unit in 1985, but they gave me all I need to get them locally. BTW, mine is a HOOD Seafurl 2 Mk II. Bearings are sealed units unlike the cup/cone of others. Made by Kaman Industries. Quite a difference in price from steel ($44.46 ea.) to stainless ($419.00). I could replace them 10 times with the cost diff., and stainless is special order.
Hats off to Pompanette. They emailed me the tech. and parts manual. Great company to deal with.
Thanks for all the help.
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There you go, always good to hear when it works out reasonably like this.

Hats off to them for helping on an out of production item from '85.
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Dune, just so you know. Hood will sell you a new furler at 50% off if you trade in your old one. Yes, I know, that can be in the same neighborhood as street prices on some competing units - but just thought you should know.
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No lock nut

Discovered that there was no lock nut on the Norseman eye at the base of the furler. It is a wonder it didn't just spin out of the furler. Can't seem to find anyone locally that has one this size 7/8". It is not a regular thread (fine or course). Fine thread nut almost fits but binds about half way on. Tried Coast Marine and Svendsens to no avail. Anyone have a suggestion?
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Re: Hood Furling System

bstreep,

Say more about the Hood replacement policy, please. Just got a msg from the rigger that my 25 yr old Hood furler is shot and in need of replacement.

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Re: Hood Furling System

I needed parts for my 20+ yr old SL915 Hood furler. Spoke to a Ms Barnett at Hood in Ft Lauderdale last week. Had all the parts in 3 days.
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Re: Hood Furling System

Sorry for the late response. Hood told me that they will work with your rigger, so that you pay 50% of the retail price on a new one. They will want your old one back (for parts). That's where they make up the discount. They WILL compensate your rigger.
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Re: Hood Furling System

This has been a great thread with good information. My hood seafurl 3250 failed 3 weeks ago coming back home frome Isla Mujeres Mexico. When my hood seafurl 810 on my main went out last year it cost me $1800 just to get it rebuilt.
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Re: Hood Furling System

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Dune,
Have you tried taking the old bearings to a regular bearing supply house? Those numbers sound like they may well describe a standard bearing.

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