Originally Posted by andreshs1
(...) Barnakiel> did you ever removed it and fited it back? I am wondering if I'll be able to install it by myself.
and removal/refitting are done by the owner. We used a stalok lower terminal to be able to do all job at the dock
. The foils are riveted (small rivets, alloy). The drum is held with bolts and nuts.
We removed the furler 3 times by now. We replaced the forestay 2 times - when the boat was 'new' (to us), next time when I (f/ed up) the halyard
. Last time I replaced the bearings - opened the drum, etc.. You can download the manual at Plastimo to pre-visualise things.
The only glitch is you must keep the halyard off the foils - the angle being about 30% or so. You can buy a puck
spacer that solves the issue or have the halyard outlet lower (impossible in retrofit) or else use an eye boplted to the mast
that will give you this angle - all this is common to any furler (I believe) as I seen the pucks on Profurls too and the eyes on Furlexes.
Too me it was downright easy while my technical abilities are limited at best.
If you walk the docks in any big marina you will find boats with all kinds of furlers. Approach the owners and ask. You will get pretty good idea of what the furlers offer or not.