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  1. #11
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    Default Re: Replacing jib furler - Rustler 36

    Reefit by Almasts excellent bit of gear

  2. #12
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    Default Re: Replacing jib furler - Rustler 36

    Couldn’t, speak too highly of Sailspar, we fitted the system ten years ago and still loving it. Nice people to deal with as well.

  3. #13
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    Default Re: Replacing jib furler - Rustler 36

    +1, Sailspar are the nicest, most helpful company I have ever dealt with - no I'm not on commission
    Anderson 22 Owners Association - For info please ask here or PM me.

  4. #14
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    Default Re: Replacing jib furler - Rustler 36

    Quote Originally Posted by jwilson View Post
    Sailspar looks good on the web, though I didn't see them at the Boat Show. No prices online.
    The prices, pdf to download at the bottom of the page:

    https://www.sailspar.co.uk/yacht-pro...-warranty#tabs

    No connection, My headsail in on a Sailspar furler, simple continuous line system works for me. I was looking for service information and possibly a furler for my staysail.

  5. #15
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    Default Re: Replacing jib furler - Rustler 36

    There is an Alado on ebay at the moment but not sure if it's the right size for your boat:- https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Alado-Fur...cAAOSw7NpddVXI

  6. #16
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    Default Re: Replacing jib furler - Rustler 36

    Quote Originally Posted by zoidberg View Post
    I don't s'pose people are very keen on Plastimo......
    I've got one. The old one was well-used when I bought the boat and lasted me over 10 years before a bearing seized and wore the hole it fitted in out with no real warning. TBH, that could well have been my fault as, in my ignorance, I'd greased the tufnol bearings several years ago. The new one works well but, as it's only Plastimerde, as everyone knows, it will obviously fail catastrophically next week.
    Steve
    Never believe anything until it has been officially denied.

  7. #17
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    Default Re: Replacing jib furler - Rustler 36

    Quote Originally Posted by Stemar View Post
    The new one works well but, as it's only Plastimerde, as everyone knows, it will obviously fail catastrophically next week.
    That was one of the beauties of Beaulieu! The only 'gambling casino' I've ever gone back to, year after year.....

  8. #18
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    Default Re: Replacing jib furler - Rustler 36

    When we bought the boat it had an old profurl. It's a 40ft ketch with a huge genoa that comes almost all the way back to the cockpit. Over the years the furler got less and less keen to play ball. This culminated in us having quite a frightening experience in the dark in 40kts in the Moray Firth, having to winch the furler (I know, never do it) or destroy the sail, even with only a tiny scrap of it out.

    Our local rigger took the profurl apart and ordered some more bearings, which arrived and, packed with grease, were pretty much as stiff as the old ones. Meanwhile the ancient Harken Mk IV sitting on his bench whizzed around freely.

    There seem to be 2 main types of furler - those with sealed, grease-lubricated bearings, and those with dry bearings (eg. Harken). In my experience (see above) the greased ones (like profurl) have numerous lips and seals which add to the friction of the greased bearings themselves, so that no matter how easy the furling-line run is, it's still almost impossible to furl in anything but calm conditions.

    Fast forward to our recent trip down the UK and across Biscay: the Harken MkIV can be easily furled, by hand, downwind, by my wife. The advice on the Harken website says that whenever the sail is off, pour some fresh-water into the bearings to clear out any salt accumulation.

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