Cruisers Forum

Join CruisersForum Today

Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 27-07-2013, 14:56   #1
Registered User

Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: New York
Boat: Topper Hermanson H44
Posts: 24
Stalok fittings with a Profurl headsail furler

I have a Profurl C42 furler unit with Stalok fittings top and bottom. It was like this when we bought the boat and a rigger who checked it then didn't feel it necessary to point it out. But since then someone else has suggested Stalok's at the top of furling units are a definate no no.
I can see no guidance in this regard in the installation manual. Anyone got any opinion's on this?

simio47 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27-07-2013, 15:09   #2
Senior Cruiser
Jim Cate's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: May 2008
Location: cruising SW Pacific
Boat: Jon Sayer 1-off 46 ft fract rig sloop strip plank in W Red Cedar
Posts: 9,124
Send a message via Skype™ to Jim Cate
Re: Stalok fittings with a Profurl headsail furler

I have used either Sta lok or Norseman fitting at the top of furling stays for about twenty years now with no problems attributable to the usage. I recently had the rig out of our current boat under the supervision of a master rigger who did not criticize the Norseman terminals at the top of my two furlers.

It is possible that there is a species-specific reason associated with Profurl... I have never owned one of them. I think that your source may be in error.



Jim and Ann
s/v Insatiable back in MBTBC marina, waiting for next eye jobs to be done
Jim Cate is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 27-07-2013, 15:16   #3
Registered User

Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 1,172
Images: 15
Re: Stalok fittings with a Profurl headsail furler

I dunno about a stalok at the top. In our new installation, the rigger, who is a Profurl dealer, installed staloks at the bottom of all our new rigging. Only thing he didn't like is that there isn't a proper toggle arrangement at the bottom of our Profurl, which eats the bearings over time.
tamicatana is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29-07-2013, 03:55   #4
Registered User
david samuelson's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Thailand, presently
Boat: S & S 43'
Posts: 89
Re: Stalok fittings with a Profurl headsail furler

Two things:
If the foils are not held up off a bottom stalok terminal, the plastic bearing will eventually break. At this point the foil will be turning on the stalok fitting and could undo the fitting. This is obviously not a possible problem at the top.
Re. the toggle problem in the above post: Stalok make a toggle assembly for Profurls. It is called 'eye toggle for Profurl/Facnor furling systems"
david samuelson is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 14:31.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.