Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 02-06-2011, 14:51   #1
Registered User

Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: SF bay, ca
Boat: FP Athena 38 - Breakaway
Posts: 97
Jib Furler Broke - Now What ?

Hello All! I am pretty new to sailing and need a bit of guidence on this. THe tube that extends upward on my jib furler snaped in half. I jsut saw this sailing the other day. I don't think the tube is repairable, but do you know if I can purchae this part by itself, or can I only buy the whole system? There are no marking on it wehat so ever, but doing some reserch it appears it my unit is a profurl brand unit.

How hard is this to replace? Is this something to leave to an expert, or can I fix myself? I am pretty handy and can fix about anything on land, so I assume this whould not be too difficult.


TIA for all your help!

Brian
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMAG0052.jpg
Views:	133
Size:	345.2 KB
ID:	27994   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMAG0053.jpg
Views:	138
Size:	350.0 KB
ID:	27995  

Click image for larger version

Name:	IMAG0054.jpg
Views:	136
Size:	414.0 KB
ID:	27996   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMAG0055.jpg
Views:	132
Size:	406.1 KB
ID:	27997  

__________________

mtnsapo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2011, 15:12   #2
Registered User
 
aboutgone's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Marathon, Boot key harbor
Boat: CSY 44 w/o hull# 158 S/V Leighward
Posts: 252
Re: jib furler broke, now what

find out who makes it and go to them for replacement parts. good luck...Ed
__________________

__________________
Never start vast projects with half vast ideas
aboutgone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2011, 15:23   #3
Freelance Delivery Skipper..
 
boatman61's Avatar

Community Sponsor
Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: PORTUGAL
Posts: 23,484
Images: 2
pirate Re: jib furler broke, now what

The tubing comes in sections... just need two replacement tubes...
Can do it yourself... but you'll need help..
__________________


Born To Be Wild.. Click on the picture.
boatman61 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2011, 15:40   #4
Registered User

Join Date: May 2009
Location: Vancouver, Wash.
Boat: no longer on my Cabo Rico 38 Sanderling
Posts: 1,810
Send a message via MSN to John A
Re: jib furler broke, now what

Quote:
Originally Posted by boatman61 View Post
The tubing comes in sections... just need two replacement tubes...
Can do it yourself... but you'll need help..
This is true, but the devil is in the details.

The sail will need to be removed and the forestay and roller furling will need to be taken off the boat before the tubes can be replaced.
Be sure to use the main halyard to act as an interm support for the mast by attaching to the bow. More than one person has disconnected the forestay and watched as the mast toppled over.
John A is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2011, 15:58   #5
Moderator
 
Jim Cate's Avatar

Join Date: May 2008
Location: cruising SW Pacific
Boat: Jon Sayer 1-off 46 ft fract rig sloop strip plank in W Red Cedar
Posts: 14,231
Re: jib furler broke, now what

Quote:
Originally Posted by mtnsapo View Post
Hello All! I am pretty new to sailing and need a bit of guidence on this. THe tube that extends upward on my jib furler snaped in half. I jsut saw this sailing the other day. I don't think the tube is repairable, but do you know if I can purchae this part by itself, or can I only buy the whole system? There are no marking on it wehat so ever, but doing some reserch it appears it my unit is a profurl brand unit.

How hard is this to replace? Is this something to leave to an expert, or can I fix myself? I am pretty handy and can fix about anything on land, so I assume this whould not be too difficult.


TIA for all your help!

Brian
G'Day Brian,

That doesn't look like the standard Pro Furl to me. The basket on the drum looks like the one on my staysail furler, and it is a Facnor (another French OEM). You might look at their website and compare... There should be no problem in getting a replacement foil section if the manufacturer is still in business. In fact, many riggers will have extra bits left over from installations that didn't require all the sections that are supplied in the standard kit. Once you have identified the unit a few calls might locate one in your area.

How did this breakage come about? First time I have seen such an injury.

Good luck.

Cheers,

Jim
__________________
Jim and Ann s/v Insatiable II lying Connely Bay, awaiting enough water to transit the Dennison Canal, beginning our Northward migration.
Jim Cate is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2011, 16:09   #6
Registered User

Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: SF bay, ca
Boat: FP Athena 38 - Breakaway
Posts: 97
Re: jib furler broke, now what

Thank you all! I don't mind doing some research and legwork, just needed to be put in the right direction. I started to read some of the profurl manuals to get an understanding of how these work. I may be able to machine a coller and set screws to make this right. if it doesn't appear the that will be rebust enough I will start to call around to some of the boatyards to get some quotes. I hope they don't mind me watching them so that i learn....

Jim, not sure how this happened, to me it looks like it has been this way for quite sometime, and I have only had the boat 7 months. It does expalin why furling even in light winds was not smooth. You would pull on teh line and it would be very hard, then easy, then hard.
Thanks again All!

Brian
mtnsapo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2011, 16:09   #7
Registered User

Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Adirondacks
Boat: 1967 Alberg 35
Posts: 589
Images: 3
Re: jib furler broke, now what

Can't really see from the pix but if this is one of the furlers with a swageless eye, it is not all that easy to get the wire seated correctly. You'll need to order a couple of new seats and cones because it's easy to ruin them if you haven't done this before.

As far as being hard to operate, stopping and starting I found that inadequate tension on the headstay is usually the culprit.
smurphny is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2011, 16:31   #8
Freelance Delivery Skipper..
 
boatman61's Avatar

Community Sponsor
Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: PORTUGAL
Posts: 23,484
Images: 2
pirate Re: jib furler broke, now what

Quote:
Originally Posted by John A View Post
This is true, but the devil is in the details.

The sail will need to be removed and the forestay and roller furling will need to be taken off the boat before the tubes can be replaced.
Be sure to use the main halyard to act as an interm support for the mast by attaching to the bow. More than one person has disconnected the forestay and watched as the mast toppled over.
ROFL... true...
But the hard bit is getting it back up without bending/dislodging the foils... as I discovered in Oriental with my Cherubini 37...
__________________


Born To Be Wild.. Click on the picture.
boatman61 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
furler

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Roller Furler Jib System Recommendation rkrafter Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 12 13-10-2011 13:00
Replacing Furler Drum Bearings on a ProFurl Jib Furler Tuzza56 Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 2 14-09-2010 20:28
Replace the Jib Furler? Joe500 Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 1 13-04-2010 18:18
Need Help with Rivets for Jib Furler Joe500 Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 11 27-07-2009 16:31



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 19:10.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.