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Old 30-11-2009, 13:47   #1
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Replacing Line on a Hood In-Mast Furling System

Hi All,

Hoping someone can help me out. I have a Hood In-mast furling system that I need to replace the furling line on. It looks to be one continuous piece of line running through the furling, through a couple sheaves, back to the furling winch, and back up to the furling through more sheaves, so how do I go about replacing it? This is on an 84 model Witness Catamaran, and I would imagine the mast is original. Any ideas on what to do?

Thanks...Jeff
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Old 30-11-2009, 13:51   #2
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If this is a continous line furling system you'll need to study up on double braid splicing, or hire a rigger to come to your boat and splice a new line. Leading the line through the blocks in it's original configuration isn't hard, the worst part is putting the two ends togehter.
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Old 01-12-2009, 06:12   #3
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Sailmonkey,

Thanks for the reply. I'll follow up on double braid splicing and see if it's something I can take care of before paying a rigger. I appreciate the information.

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