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Old 16-09-2014, 18:28   #1
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I HAVE A LITTLE PEASON TRITON 28 SLOOP. IT HAS A PROFURL ROLLER FURLING. IM PRESENTLY MAD AT IT AS OFTEN TIMES I HAVE EXTRA CLOTH TO HAND WRAP. THE POINT IS TO ROLL UP THE SAIL FROM THE SAFETY OF THE COCKPIT BUT IN MY CASE IM STILL GOING FORWARD.
THE DRUM IS ABOUT 6 INCHES IS DIAMETER. IF I GET A BIGGER DRUM, MAYBE NEXT SIZE UP WILL I HAVE TO REPLACE THE ROD TOO?
IM PRESENTLY IN FT LAUDERDALE AND LOOKING FOWARD TO A BAHAMAS TRIP NEXT MONTH. SO MUCH TO DO, BUT SHE'S CROSSED OVER BEFORE WITH RELATIVE EASE. JUST WANT A SMOOTHER RIDE.
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Old 16-09-2014, 18:32   #2
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Put more line on the drum.
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Old 16-09-2014, 19:43   #3
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Um im starting to think reduce diameter of line which will then allow for a longer line.
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Old 16-09-2014, 21:19   #4
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What size line are you using now, Robin? It doesn't have to be too big in terms of strength... just big enough for decent gripping. Some folks strip the core out of some part of the furling line to reduce bulk, and that works ok. But, you now are relying upon the cover for strength, and the cover is subject to UV damage, so more frequent replacement is needed. On a Triton, you shouldn't have to go to a larger drum IMO.

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Old 16-09-2014, 21:24   #5
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If I read you right, you need to do this once at the dock:

Detach the line from the drum, roll the sail up manually
beyond the end of the sail so there is even some of the
jib sheets rolled around the rolled sail. Then, attach the
line back onto the drum. Should solve this problem if
I've understood you correctly.
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JimCate's got it close, but bass ackwards. Get a furling line with a Spectra core, & then for the length of line from the drum, back to the cockpit, strip the cover off of the line. Properly tapering the cover into the core, & lock stitching it together of course. That should give you more room on the drum, as well as a plenty strong furling line. Particularly as Spectra's pretty much immune to UV.

If you need more details on this mod., I answered another post a good while back about folks having trouble getting tight wraps on their furler. Just look back through what I wrote.
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Um im starting to think reduce diameter of line which will then allow for a longer line.
Thank You !
This is the answer.

There is not a hell of a lot of load on this. I think my furling line is 1/4 inch, plain old boat rope.

I have had the genoa furled to 100% (It's a 150) in 40+ knots of wind with zero issues.

(PS - Thanks for turning the caps off...)
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If I read you right, you need to do this once at the dock:

Detach the line from the drum, roll the sail up manually
beyond the end of the sail so there is even some of the
jib sheets rolled around the rolled sail. Then, attach the
line back onto the drum. Should solve this problem if
I've understood you correctly.
Even with this there should be a couple wraps around the drum so as not to stress the knot/attachment at the bitter end.
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delmarrey:

You're absolutely right. In my scenario there should
be a few wraps of jib sheets around the rolled up sail
before reattaching the line to the drum.
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Here's another thread in which getting the jib to wrap properly is well covered.
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