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Old 23-06-2021, 11:22   #1
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Luff tape size profurl N31 vs LC32

I know for a fact that LC32 has luff tape #5. Is that the same for N31? I can't find that spec for N31 anywhere. It's probably because N31 is obsolete.
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I’ve never seen a 32 that didn’t take #6.... that’s for an 8mm stay. Not using #5
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Re: Luff tape size profurl N31 vs LC32

ProFurl seems to take a smaller tape size than other furlers of similar size. Bought sails from a comparably sized Harken furler and have a bitch of a time with the tape feed. Have to carefully start it into the feed jaws and use thewinch to haul practically all the way up. Doesn't seem to be the case with the few other boats with the few other furlers I've messed with.
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Re: Luff tape size profurl N31 vs LC32

A spec like this for N31 would do.
I have a deteriorating staysail, on an obsolete N31 that has failed me offshore. I have repaired the bearings on a parted upper swivel housing, but its so bad its only a matter of time when these single bearing hubs give way again. NC32 or LC32 have dual bearings so "wobble" action is not wearing them out.

I had quantum make me a new stay sail with Luff tape #5 because that is what goes on LC32. I bought LC32 on ebay but the guy is being weird. He is delaying shipment for some reason. I am about to cancel that but it would be nice to know #5 fits N31. I'll cancel the ebay order and use my current setup for some local sailing. Then take my time in buying LC32 by fall before my next serious trip.
I have LC42 for my genoa and I like profurl. There are many cross reference parts between N31 and LC32 so LC32 would be my preference.
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Re: Luff tape size profurl N31 vs LC32

Hi,

It takes a luff tape #6 (5mm).
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Re: Luff tape size profurl N31 vs LC32

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Hi,

It takes a luff tape #6 (5mm).
Thank you. This might have to do with single vs. double luff grove. N31=single grove, LC32=double grove. I lucked out as my LC32 got shipped, so I am looking forward to setting this up next week and moving away from N31 drum, swivel and foils.
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