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Old 14-07-2011, 16:31   #1
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Roller Furling Mystery

Hi,
I am trying to figure out what kind of roller furling is pictured. The sail was destroyed when it became unravelled in a storm while in the slip, and i need to replace it. Also, the metal excrusions are kinked a little bit when you look along the length of it, so is that bad?

do those need to be replaced? Is there usually a stay within the metal excrusions?

At the top of the mast, a stay enters the metal excrusions, but i don't know if it runs the whole length.

How do i replace just the metal excrusions, if i need to?

Do i need to know exactly what type of roller furling in order to replace the headsail?

Thank you for any help you can offer!!
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Old 14-07-2011, 17:00   #2
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Re: roller furling mystery

by the way, it's a 1967 Pearson Invicta II Yawl. almost 38'
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Old 14-07-2011, 21:29   #3
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Re: Roller Furling Mystery

jacobells -

Hi. First, when furling, always keep furling until you've got a couple of wraps of the jib sheets around the sail, helps keep it from unfurling during storms. If you've got a named storm coming, take the sail off and store it below.

Kinked extrusions are not good, but they may still work. Worst part may be putting the sail in the track/taking it down. If it still works you may be able to use the bent parts. Be careful - if they screw up it will,of course, be at the worst possible time. Ideally replace them.

Yes, there is a stay throughout your furling system.

To replace the extrusions you have to take everything apart. Since this involves disconnecting the stay, don't let the mast fall down. Depending on your comfort level with this type of operation, you may want to hire a pro.

The sail loft probably does not need to know the make of the gear, just the size of the slot they have to put the sail into.

Hope this helps.
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Re: Roller Furling Mystery

Looks like a Pro Furl, which would require a #6 bolt rope...

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I reckon it's an old Schaefer.
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thank you so much for your help!
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