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Old 06-08-2008, 10:44   #1
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when I pull in the genny, the line stops short with about 1/3 to 1/4 left to roll in. It's probably a stupid question, but is the answer simply a longer line? The only reason I wonder is that presumably it worked fine for the previous owner.
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Untie your jib sheets and wrap the sail around the headstay until all is right. Give yourself a few extra wraps on the drum so that if the sail wraps really tight, you can still pull it in all the way.
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When it is unrolled does it take all the line?
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It sounds like you might have put on a larger headsail. The larger the sail the more drum revolutions to furl it, which means you install a larger furler line.

Make sure you buy a low stretch line, and if the drum is now full when the headsail is deployed, you might have to reduce the new line's diameter in order to fit more line on the drum.
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When it is unrolled does it take all the line?
yes. that's exactly it. when it rolls out though, it will cycle back in the opposite direction and complete deployment anyway; not so when rolling in.
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It sounds like you might have put on a larger headsail. The larger the sail the more drum revolutions to furl it, which means you install a larger furler line.

Make sure you buy a low stretch line, and if the drum is now full when the headsail is deployed, you might have to reduce the new line's diameter in order to fit more line on the drum.
Thanks Rick. This confirms my suspicions. I haven't changed the genny, but perhaps a previous owner did. Thanks for the tip on the smaller diameter line too.
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If you don't want a smaller diameter line you can use a larger line but decore part of it that goes around the drum. Easier on the hands and still fits.
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yes. that's exactly it. when it rolls out though, it will cycle back in the opposite direction and complete deployment anyway; not so when rolling in.

OK.

When the sail is being deployed the line comes off the drum and then reverses and begins being taken up by the drum? Am I getting this.

If it is "mid wound" then roll it all the way up plus extra turns to take up several turns of the sheets also (5-6). Remove line from drum and re-secure the end to the drum.

I think Rick is right.

The drum should turn one way to deploy and one way to furl. I can only think that a larger jib was put on but he drum was not rewound to accommodate it.
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