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Old 01-09-2016, 03:55   #1
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Roller furling identification query

Hi to everyone out there,

I am posting this query in the hope that someone out there might be able to help me identify my roller furling.

Iíve attached some pictures. The roller furling is on a 60 foot boat and the drum is made of stainless steel.

I am trying to get hold of a pdf which will explain how I can maintain it and access the turnbuckle but without knowing which roller furling it is, I have no idea what to search for.

Many thanks and appreciate any useful information!
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Old 01-09-2016, 04:25   #2
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Re: Roller furling identification query

It doesn't strike me as a US made unit, though I could be wrong. And the drum is reminiscent of some older Pro Furl units. From way back in the day. Thoughts?

Are all of the fasteners on it metric? And where are you/the boat? Also, where does the boat hail from/was she built?
With a bit of luck those questions will help a little. Though a consultation from a rigger would likely help a lot more.

One other thing to look for would be any serial numbers on any of it's components. As they can help in it's identification.

BTW, what issues are you having with it? And what are your plans for it... in what kind of time frame?
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Re: Roller furling identification query

could be an old Willkommen bei Top-Reff they had stainless drums...
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Boatowner.
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Re: Roller furling identification query

Yes! Just followed the link and it's Top-Reff!! Brilliant! Thank you so much double u. And thank you Uncivilised for helping me as well. Absolutely brilliant!
I can now contact Top-Reff and get a diagram or instructions to show me how to access the turnbuckle so I can tension the stay. There's a tube just above the drum that looks like it should slide up but I don't want to force it (it won't move!) without knowing what's underneath.
Other than that there's nothing wrong with the unit but it's always good to know if there's anything else I should be looking after.
Thanks again!
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Re: Roller furling identification query

if it's an old Topreff:
make doubly sure the connectors of the forestay profile are really secure: if they come loose they slide down (inside the foil) & torque is no longer transmitted to the next section up resulting in a cut in the sail
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Ah, great, thank you Double U for that advice. I'll check it.
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