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Old 16-04-2016, 20:19   #1
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Please Help Me Identify This Furler

I was just given this furler for free (Pic attached) and with a little TLC and a few parts I'm confident I can make it work for me. It came off a Dolphin 22 (?) and I want to use it on my Mirage 24 for cruising only, no racing at all. If I know what brand and model it is I can search or source the parts I need.
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Old 16-04-2016, 20:45   #2
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Re: Please Help Me Identify This Furler

Obviously Australian made.

Here's the northern hemisphere version.
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Old 16-04-2016, 21:08   #3
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old cdi flexible furler. more pics including the foil would help. you can reach out to them. their customer service used to be pretty good.
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Old 16-04-2016, 21:12   #4
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LOL Stu
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Thanks OhDrinkBoy!
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Old 16-04-2016, 21:16   #6
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Will get more pics, foil, etc. tomorrow.
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Old 16-04-2016, 21:34   #7
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Re: Please Help Me Identify This Furler

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I was just given this furler for free (Pic attached) and with a little TLC and a few parts I'm confident I can make it work for me. It came off a Dolphin 22 (?) and I want to use it on my Mirage 24 for cruising only, no racing at all. If I know what brand and model it is I can search or source the parts I need.
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Could be a Rotostay? UK maker but now defunct I think.
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Re: Please Help Me Identify This Furler

This pre dates the Flexible Furler and is the original Reefer that I designed in 1978. It was pretty basic with the halyard lead back down the headstay to eliminate the halyard swivel. I've heard that the present owner still has spare parts.
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Old 17-04-2016, 10:18   #9
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Thanks Utahsailor! By the present owner do you mean CDI?
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Yes, CDI
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Old 17-04-2016, 15:48   #11
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Thanks Utah!
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Whyever would you even bother on a 24-footer????

Let Willy Occam be your shipmate :-)!

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Old 17-04-2016, 20:52   #13
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If you sail Lake Ontario single handed in all kinds of weather, a furler is a lot safer than going forward on a pitching deck with a fixed tiller to haul your jib down. There's no glory in being a drowned hero! Our marina lost a sailor single handing a 24' boat 8 years ago. He did not have a furler and from the state of his boat, sails, etc. when it was found blown up on Burlington Beach at the west end of the lake, it was determined he slipped or fell off while hauling down his jib. His body was found days later east of Toronto carried down that way by the current. That's why a furler on a 24' boat, trentepieds!
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Re: Please Help Me Identify This Furler

CDI has great customer service. Last season we had a rigging failure, so while we were fixing that we decided to break down the furler soup to nuts since the mast was down. We were on the phone directly with the owner in NY which is a lot better than talking to someone and using part numbers. While I personally think the design of my FlexFurl2 is a slight pain in the ass with the way it's rigged, it gets the job done and lasted 24 years as it was all original when the boat was manufactured. Was still in great condition but we updated the old plastic slug to the new internal decored halyard.
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Whyever would you even bother on a 24-footer????

Let Willy Occam be your shipmate :-)!

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I have a 24 and sail 98% of the time solo and with a combat injury to my back, all my lines come to the cockpit to make it a bit easier for me. Smarter not harder.
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