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Old 02-04-2016, 16:05   #31
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Re: Recommend Me a Headsail Furler.

The PO on my boat installed a roller main using a Schafer 2100 headsail furler in 2008.

I am removing it and installing a traditional Strong system with slab reefing. Nothing wrong with the furler, I just do not like roller furling mains. I would make you a good deal on it, you would probably need to add a bit to the foil which is easy to do as they are made as sections.

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Old 02-04-2016, 16:06   #32
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Re: Recommend Me a Headsail Furler.

I just googled some prices.... Profurl looks cheap...Profurl C350 for $2100? looks REAL cheap...but is it good enough for a casual cruiser?
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Old 02-04-2016, 17:32   #33
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Re: Recommend Me a Headsail Furler.

the more I research I do into the selden furlex the more I become convinced that this is the unit to go with. I also emailed a friend who's a rigger and he echoed what another rigger posted here that the selden and harken are first rate the really everything else is inferior. he sail the profurl work well but it's kind of bulky and heavy.
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Old 03-04-2016, 04:54   #34
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No our 51 Allan Payne we have a Plastimo furler which works a treat. Simple and functional. That's 1951 not 51 foot!!
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I can't provide you with a comparison but I can give you some first hand experience on good service. Last December while in South Africa my Facnor LS200 (2yrs old; continuous use, under warranty) became stiff to turn and we took it apart to discover that the circlip coating had removed and the clip beginning to rust. When I called Facnor France they knew of the issue and instead of sending me replacement circlips they sent a complete new furler on the basis that they had redesigned the LS200 that eliminated this issue. Non cost, shipping gratis, sans hassle. Customer service. French to boot! They got my vote.
I really envy you!! Never experienced good French customer service
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Re: Recommend Me a Headsail Furler.

I got a Selden Furlex 404S recently. Lovely piece of machinery. All stainless ballbearings exposed for easy washing and greasing. Came with a new forestay which was ready for replacement.
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Re: Recommend Me a Headsail Furler.

Always preferred Harken but current boat has Furlex, it's OK but I wish it was a Harken.
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I got a Selden Furlex 404S recently. Lovely piece of machinery. All stainless ballbearings exposed for easy washing and greasing. Came with a new forestay which was ready for replacement.

Just curious how often Furlex suggests washing and greasing bearings? I am assuming that would require dropping the jib as well to get to the upper bearing?


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Just curious how often Furlex suggests washing and greasing bearings? I am assuming that would require dropping the jib as well to get to the upper bearing?


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considering they're easily accessed there's no reason not to rinse the salt out and lube them once a month, preventative maintenance is always cheaper...
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Just curious how often Furlex suggests washing and greasing bearings? I am assuming that would require dropping the jib as well to get to the upper bearing?


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They greased it on installation and said to wash with fresh water at the start of the season and grease. The guide sections are joined without grub screws which is very tidy.
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Re: Recommend Me a Headsail Furler.

We've had a ProFurl LCI32 for past 15+ years. Absolutely bulletproof.

Here's the thought process I went through when going through just what you're asking:

ProFurl: no halyard restrainer required --- it's built into the upper swivel; sealed bearings, NO maintenance required; easy sail feeder; the price was right

Your boat, your choice.

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We've had a ProFurl LCI32 for past 15+ years. Absolutely bulletproof.

Here's the thought process I went through when going through just what you're asking:

ProFurl: no halyard restrainer required --- it's built into the upper swivel; sealed bearings, NO maintenance required; easy sail feeder; the price was right

Your boat, your choice.

Good luck.
The furler I replaced was Profurl. Never had a problem with it until it disintegrated. The bearings were a paste. Considering the whole project I went with new Seldon and new forestay. Will outlast me...
BYW the forestay was in fine condition so gives me confidence in the rest of standing rigging. Rigging is original from 2002.
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