Cruisers Forum

Join CruisersForum Today

Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 21-11-2011, 04:04   #1
Registered User

Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 1
Query Headsail Furling System

I have a 1930 34ft south west coast one design. i wish to modify the headsail system to a manual headsail furling system.
can any one help with this?
jades is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21-11-2011, 04:24   #2
Moderator Emeritus
GordMay's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Thunder Bay, Ontario - 48-29N x 89-20W
Boat: (Cruiser Living On Dirt)
Posts: 32,216
Images: 240
Re: query headsail furling system

Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, jades.

See ➥
Gord May
"If you didn't have the time or money to do it right in the first place, when will you get the time/$ to fix it?"

GordMay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22-11-2011, 23:03   #3
Marine Service Provider

Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: US/MX West coast
Posts: 465
Re: query headsail furling system


I recommend checking out Facnor. They are well made and if you plan to install yourself, far easier than most. You don't even have to cut a foil section. You can install without going up the mast. Since it goes together easily, it's also easier to service. Facnor is well regarded in Europe but not as well known in the states.

If you are going to use a rigger, I recommend buying the furler from the rigger. That way , you can be relatively assured you'll have a working furler at the end of the day. Since he or she is the single source, it's up to them to make sure it all works.
islandplanet is offline   Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
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
My 'Maintenance-Free' Facnor Headsail Furling Unit Needs Maintenance Hugh Walker Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 22 05-10-2016 19:47
Multiplexing: Digital Switching, E-Plex, C-Zone - Have it? Install it? Your Opinion ? Katiusha Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 23 07-02-2012 06:49
Rookie Question on Furling Headsail scubascooter Seamanship & Boat Handling 12 15-10-2011 12:11
Route Properties, Missing Functions James Baines OpenCPN 13 13-07-2011 04:31

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 17:46.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.