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Old 26-01-2016, 13:24   #16
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Re: What is this furler? It's from '77

Wow. It is an old Famet. Had one years ago and it was bullet proof. Worth keeping and should be able to find parts at some of the larger surplus outfits like Minney's
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Old 26-01-2016, 19:05   #17
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Re: What is this furler? It's from '77

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I would guess it's a stream stay. I'd replace it. Lots of internal issues. Any further from this age has outlived it's use.
No reason to replace it just because its old, virtually nothing to go wrong with it, not a shiny object though so there is that.
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Old 26-01-2016, 19:10   #18
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After reading lots of report of trouble free use for even up to 30 years and still going fine, I'll be happy to keep it. Just because it's a very simple design doesn't mean newer more complicated ones are better. Before advising prospective boat buyers against one, please read up on it. You may be surprised.
Ok, I found the manual, if you pm me with your mailing address I will copy it and send it to you. I have not been able to find the contact info yet for the who had the parts but I will keep looking.

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Old 26-01-2016, 19:26   #19
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Re: What is this furler? It's from '77

You are so right about keeping quality things old or not especially when 'new' ,though shiny doesn't cut it and mostly just looks good in those fancy ads .
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Old 26-01-2016, 19:41   #20
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I think its a Famet.
Ding, ding, ding! You are correct, Sir. Built somewhere on the SF Peninsula (perhaps Redwood City). Had the advantage of a self-contained halyard so the tension on the luff was not applied to the bearings. Some would say "agricultural" in design, but apparently robust.

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Old 26-01-2016, 20:43   #21
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Chuck,
I researched it and it is American made by a company in Lawrence, Kansas by the name of FaMet but I can't find out if it still exists. Their catch word in ads was Bulletproof. I would love to find a manual and some parts. Although from what I've read they are not prone to any problems.
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Old 26-01-2016, 22:41   #22
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Re: What is this furler? It's from '77

I believe that it is presently marketed by Plastimo
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Old 29-01-2016, 17:43   #23
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I don't know what the deal is but I have offered to make a copy of the manual and mail it to you (see post #18) but you need to give me a name and address to send it to. You don't need to post it on here which is why suggested a PM.

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Old 29-01-2016, 19:20   #24
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Thank you and how do I send you a PM?
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Click on clockwork orange. Click on second choice in the drop down list. "Send pm...".
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