5434Re: Steel loop on top of prod
- Aug 2, 2013really bruce? most boats i have looked at that do not have a fairlead for the new continuous gennaker furling line have wear on the plastic outlet.
since i upgraded the furler on an old sprit, i simply undid the splice in the line, fed it through the existing pad eye, and redid the splice.
thanks for the half-PVC idea! very elegant.
--- In Weta-Trimarans@yahoogroups.com, "Bruce Fleming" <wavejump@...> wrote:
> I think most of us have found there is no need for the original "saddle" on
> the prod after upgrading to the continuous loop furling system.
> Actually, I fashioned a prototype from a half-section of PVC irrigation pipe
> with saddles for both lines entering/exiting the new furler, and attached
> this piece to the prod near the original saddle with plastic cable "zip"
> ties, since I was curious if this would improve the performance of the
> system. I've found it doesn't. Another fine example of KISS = Keep It
> Simple, Sailor!
> From: Weta-Trimarans@yahoogroups.com [mailto:Weta-Trimarans@yahoogroups.com]
> On Behalf Of yottieguy
> Sent: Thursday, August 01, 2013 4:24 AM
> To: Weta-Trimarans@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: [Weta-Trimarans] Steel loop on top of prod
> I just picked up the replacement for my broken prod and noticed that the
> steel loop riveted to the top of the old prod, that acts as a guide for the
> furler line, is missing from the new prod.
> Is this because of the new continuous furler which has dual lines?
> Is it worth adding or should I just let the line hang loose (it's under load
> from the bungee tensioner) or should I improvise something else with a cable
> tie until I decide if it's worth upgrading to the continuous furler from my
> current Harken furler.
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