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Old 04-02-2008, 14:24   #1
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SPIN TEC Roller Furling System

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I'm in the market to upgrade my foresail to a roller furling (finally). I am of course familiar with the standby's Harken, Pro-Furl,Scheaffer, and Furlex. But in my research I came across "Spin-Tec Triumph 2000". It's touted as less expensive, self installing and they claim less friction because of the bushings they use instead of bearings.
If anybody has any useful information for me pro or con I would be grateful.
Thanks in advance and happy sailing ...Kevin
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Old 04-02-2008, 15:06   #2
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How do you change headsails, or adjust halyard tension on the Spin-Tec.
Iíve never seen one, but normally expect extraordinary savings to come at a cost.
"Delrin" or "Torlon" bearings / bushings are not unique to Spin-Tec.
DuPont "Delrin" & Amoco "Torlon" are both engineered plastics.
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Old 04-02-2008, 15:51   #3
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Good Question! I was originally leaning toward Harken when I came across Spin-tec's website and it perked my curiosity. I have been hanking on since I got my boat 11 years ago and figured it was time to upgrade. I will obviously need to continue my research. Tried and true is really a safe way to go, however I still want to be open to newer technologies. Forums such as this are a lifesaver to me and many sailors out there and I'm now happy to be included. As for Spin-tec I will give them a fair look over, but as you stated savings normally does come at a cost. Thanks for keeping me on my toes.
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Hey Kevin

Did you ever get a spin-tech?

I am thinking of getting one.

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Old 08-09-2008, 23:37   #5
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Hey Alvin

I have not gotten a roller furling yet. I have been concentrating on upgrading my ground tackle first. I'm probably a few months away from a furling. I would be interested in any info or recommendations until then.

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