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Old 07-11-2017, 05:52   #1
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Selden Furler - Forestay Adjustment

The manual says strike the jib down on deck, free the furling drum, the haul it up off the rigging screw for access.

But if I have a bit of hoist left at the top, can't I just leave the sail up and haul up the drum with the halyard?

Anyone do this?

I'm single handed, and ain't no striking down on deck gonna happen on this boat single handed.
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Re: Selden Furler - Forestay Adjustment

Hmm, don't have a solution, but can offer you a hand at the weekend if you need.

Weather a bit wet and soggy until the weekend though.

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Re: Selden Furler - Forestay Adjustment

Ours is a Reckmann unit, can the bottom four feet or so of your jib be lifted up and out of the blade? Or does the entire sail need to be removed. On the Reckmann, the bottom four feet can be removed, but I don't know if this is a standard feature included on other furlers.

I'm talking about the slot where the jib is fed into the blade as it's hoisted.
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Hmm, don't have a solution, but can offer you a hand at the weekend if you need.

Weather a bit wet and soggy until the weekend though.

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Thanks!

Up for a bit of sailing in addition to the forestay adjustment? Might be fun to get out a bit.
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Re: Selden Furler - Forestay Adjustment

Great idea, lets see what the weather looks like. I am thinking of bringing the yacht across for a trip out.

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Re: Selden Furler - Forestay Adjustment

Mine is a Profurl, would think that the issue is in raising the foil sections or rather the excess load on the thread of turn buckle. If you can access the turn buckle and assist the weight by spare halyard and you have room up the top, should be OK. Still I am alone and dropped the Genoa several times to do this job, whats the issue with that, admittedly the bolt rope is a pain but I have time.
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Great idea, lets see what the weather looks like. I am thinking of bringing the yacht across for a trip out.

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Ok! If the weather serves, we could sail over to Warbarrow Cove and raft up if you like, hike the cliffs. I'll be free from midday on Friday.
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Mine is a Profurl, would think that the issue is in raising the foil sections or rather the excess load on the thread of turn buckle. If you can access the turn buckle and assist the weight by spare halyard and you have room up the top, should be OK. Still I am alone and dropped the Genoa several times to do this job, whats the issue with that, admittedly the bolt rope is a pain but I have time.
You're right! I forgot about the foil sections. My idea won't work
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Re: Selden Furler - Forestay Adjustment

Booked the drying grid for 4am tomorrow to dryout and scrub the hull. Should be across to Cowes at tea time.

Warbarrow is a little too far given the nights are pulling in. Yarmouth and walk to the Needles perhaps?

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Booked the drying grid for 4am tomorrow to dryout and scrub the hull. Should be across to Cowes at tea time.

Warbarrow is a little too far given the nights are pulling in. Yarmouth and walk to the Needles perhaps?

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Sounds good. I'll be around.
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