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Old 23-03-2014, 17:56   #16
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Re: Roller Furlers: Harken vs. Pro-Furl

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I have also had both with no issues. I have the Harken MkII now.
Some friends of mine just completed a circumnavigation on their Tayana 37 pilothouse and had to replace their ProFurl in Africa after finding Torlon balls on their deck one morning. They also told me that ProFurl was useless as far as customer service went.

torlon bearings are not in Profurl, they are however in Harkins
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Old 24-03-2014, 00:20   #17
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Re: Roller Furlers: Harken vs. Pro-Furl

Torlon bearing is much more expensive than classic ones.
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Old 24-03-2014, 05:06   #18
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Re: Roller Furlers: Harken vs. Pro-Furl

Have you considered alado nautical?

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Old 08-05-2014, 10:32   #19
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Re: Roller Furlers: Harken vs. Pro-Furl

Maybe related or not, but are the drums split so that they be removable?

If I understand correctly, if I remove the drum, I could use my "uncut" sails which were meant for the carbofoil with the complete luff.

Am I understanding this correctly ?
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Re: Roller Furlers: Harken vs. Pro-Furl

When a furler has been made with a quick removable split drum it is designed for the cruiser racer crowd. Furler when cruising and a foil when racing.
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Re: Roller Furlers: Harken vs. Pro-Furl

This is my second Profurl unit in as many boats . I found both units hard to furl , I am going to take a look at the bearings on my present set up , if I don't see any yuk in them I would have to say it's a design problem and a Harken will be on my short list.

The only experience I have had with a Harken furler was on a 26 boat I had many years ago and the loads were no where near as high.

Other people I have talked to , who have had experience with both the Harken and Profurl say the the Harken is easier to furl under load .

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Re: Roller Furlers: Harken vs. Pro-Furl

I have 2 profurls on my yacht and they have been there for 18 years they still work great and turn freely.Havent had any experience with harken so cant compare,but very happy with what I have.
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Re: Roller Furlers: Harken vs. Pro-Furl

I am about to start my 3rd Atlantic crossing with my PROFUrl. Why did I go with it... Saw one on another boat where the stem fitting broke and their Profurl bounced off the hull a number of times before they got it. After fixing thestem fitting and a bit of straightening the Profurl functioned fine taking them from Bermuda to the azores. I was single handing with hanks at the time.
Regarding removing the furler and using the foil. Also possible with Profurl.
Delron bearings=Harken
Re corrosion. They all do if not maintained!

Check the prices get the best deal. You will be happy with either one.

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