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Old 17-01-2013, 10:02   #1
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Roller furling drum

The drum on my roller furler is breaking apart. The plastic has become soft so I need to replace it. I don't even know what brand it is as there isn't any writing on it at all. Any suggestions on what to do?
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Re: Roller furling drum

I'm going to guess Profurl, it may have been painted (they're usually black and yellow) and if it is, you can prolly get the part
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Re: Roller furling drum

looks like profurl... somebody painted it...?
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Re: Roller furling drum

So what would you suggest I do? Should I e-mail the pictures to Pro-furl? Have any of you ever disasembled one of these? Do you have to tie off the mast to take apart the drum?

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Re: Roller furling drum

Some Profurl have a two-piece drum (the plastic bit). If, so, you can prolly separate that from the bearing pack and not have to take it all down.

But if you want to remove the whole thing, bearings and all... Yes, you have to tie off the mast - you're effectively removing your forestay. In fact, I'd use two ties... jib and spinnaker/screacher halyards will do the job. Run them both to your forward beam and snug 'em good, enough to slack the extrusion and drum. You might have to slack your shrouds to do it, depending on how tight you can get your halyards.

I had my Profurl rebuilt via the rigger (a dealer). My guy was Charlie Taylor of Bay Area Rigging in Deltaville VA
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Re: Roller furling drum

Hi,I had the same problem with my drum of Facnor SD 260 roller and looking for new one drum - this one is discontinued by Facnor.
Anybody have idea where to find drum for Facnor SD 260 system?
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