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Old 15-12-2015, 13:09   #1
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Rawson 30 used roller furling fit

I am looking at a used roller furling coming off of a 30' Santana. It is a chrome Harkin roller and it comes complete with sail. Looks to be in good shape from the photo. I think it is going to be several feet too long for my Rawson 30 with a 4 foot bow sprit. Is it worth it to buy and have everything cut down or just go with a new roller. I just want to know if its worth the trouble.
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Re: Rawson 30 used roller furling fit

Check sail measurements and then contact a local sail loft about the cost to recut the sail. The furler its self is relatively easy to resize yourself with a hacksaw and a small file . I'm sure it would be cheaper than buying a brand new unit and new sail. As long as the used furler doesn't need major rebuilding.
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Re: Rawson 30 used roller furling fit

So long as the sail's Dacron, & is a simple design, like cross cut, then having it trimmed to fit shouldn't be a big deal. And actually, said method is a good way to pick up sails on the cheap. As, even with the recutting fees, a quality used sail that's been well cared for, is Far cheaper than a new one, for mid-sized to large boats.


Regarding the furler, find out which model it is, & then contact Harken, to ensure that they still make the key spare parts for it. And also ask them what they'd recommend having onboard, in terms of spares.
Then, if your wallet can manage it, buy them, along with a spare section of foil. Just in case you either break something, or they stop making parts for your (perspective) unit. And worst case, they're always resellable.
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