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Old 19-01-2012, 09:22   #1
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Free Roller Furler

OK, before everyone gets too excited, this is a 1984 Hyde Streamstay which is a bit different from your standard roller furlers.

This model goes on a boat without a forestay. The aluminum extrusion of the foil takes the place of the forestay and supports the mast. This system has its pros and cons so be aware before you commit. Also, since the furler is a one piece unit it will be a pain to move or not cheap to ship.

Furler came from a Pearson 42 and is in good working condition. The overall length from pin to pin is +/- 48.5'. The length of the luff groove is about 46.5'.

I believe the furler can be cut down and shortened but it absolutely could not be lengthened.

Currently in Gainesville FL. Can deliver to Green Cove Springs in a couple of months or so when I launch.

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Re: Free Roller Furler

I have no need for it but, it seems interesting and Rig-Rite seems to like them. Low maintenance and you can still get parts for them.

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I have no need for it but, it seems interesting and Rig-Rite seems to like them. Low maintenance and you can still get parts for them.

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I have no need for it but, it seems interesting and Rig-Rite seems to like them. Low maintenance and you can still get parts for them.

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Thanks. I forgot to mention Rig-Rite and parts.

However, unless you break something the only part that typically needs replacement are the bearings and Rig-Rite has them. I would bet that they are a standard bearing and with a little research you could find the same bearing from an industrial supply house for a lot less money.
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And they still make them...surprised me!
Gee I have one and didn't know they still make them. I noticed it did show a "shortening kit" on the product description so my speculation that the setup could be shortened was correct.
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Had one break 2 days out of Honolulu on a delivery. The spinnaker halyard kept us from loosing the rig. They make me nervous. ___Grant.
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What part of it broke?
How old was it?
Did it look lie a maintenance issue?
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What part of it broke?
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Beat me to it. Was going to ask the same.

Have not heard of breaking problems and they were on a lot of old Pearsons but as I plan some ocean crossing I have to admit I will feel better with a real stay under my new furler.

Looking at the system, the extrusion looks pretty robust as do the associated fittings. However, since the bearings will take the full tension of the rig I wonder what over tensioning would do.
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I dont know how old the unit was, but the rest of the boat was very well maintained. The upper swivel let go, but I dont remember a lot of details of it. When I got back to Honolulu the owner had a rigger check it out and since it was going to take too much time to get the parts, I flew home. The only delivery that I didnt finish.____Grant.
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Re: Free Roller Furler

Skip, I hope you're week is going well! Please let me know when you get a chance to look at Hyde unit. I just need to replace the halyard furling unit, and the bottom drum, so I would just have you ship them alone to save freight. I do want to make sure it's the right size, as I've looked at 2 and even after asking the sellers, it ended up being the wrong size.
Even though your foil length is shorter, I think it would be the right model because of the similar size to my CSY.

Talk to you soon!

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