Re: Furler or Not
- Our 19 came with a CDI furler and it works great. The Genoa sheets go
outside the shrouds (side stays), back to turning blocks on the
cockpit coamings and then forward to the winches. There is plenty of
room on the deck for the drum. Make sure your forestay turnbuckle has
cotter pins in it, or the furler will eventually unscrew it and the
mast will come down. Good luck!
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Ken Abrahams"
> I am seriously considering adding a CDI FF2 furler to my 19. Probably
> put the Genoa on it. A few questions:
> Do the jib sheets for the genoa go outside the side stays? Mine have
> turning blocks and I am only guessing how to set it up. Will the
> sheets work properly with a furler? Suggestions?
> Do furlers work ok on the 19? What things should I consider?
> Is there plenty of room on the foredeck for the furler drum?
> Anything else?
> Who has the best price on CDI furlers?
> Ken Abrahams, Lake Charles, La
- Hi AllHere's a link to my photobucket siteMy mac19 is cutter rigged with a 28ft mast second set of spreaders & a set of jumper struts two forestays & furlers 5 sets of shrouds a 4ft walk on bowsprit with bow seat wheel steering with a mac26m pedestal & 20" wheel you are welcome to view all my mods & video's at this site enjoyHighlanderhttp://s78.photobucket.com/albums/j95/maccutter19/boating/soon%20to%20be%20sailing%202/?action=view¤t=I3010025.flv
From: Ken Abrahams <kabrahams@...>
Sent: Friday, January 30, 2009 9:37:06 AM
Subject: Re: [macgregor19sailboats] Furler or NotThanks Ron,That's about what I figured out. The blocks I have include the snap shackles. To get the sheets into the cleat, I presume they go around the winch for a 180 turn.I'll be well enough from my surgery in another week or so and I'm ready to go sailing again. I think I'll hold off on the furler until I play with the jibs some more. I have the fore hatch but have not installed it yet. Maybe that will be my first project.Ken A----- Original Message -----From: Ron BucklesSent: Thursday, January 29, 2009 9:33 AMSubject: Re: [macgregor19sailboa ts] Furler or NotKen,There is an metal pad eye (strap eye) one each side of the cockpit on top of the gunnels (top of the boat). Install a 2" block into each of these. For each side, bring a sheet (control line) back from the genoa, outside the shouds, thru the block and back up to the wench.I personally like to add a bock to the fairleads (for the normal jib sheets) and take the genoa sheets thru these blocks before going to the winch.This all goes much faster if you add swivel snap shackles to each of the blocks.I would also suggest putting a stopper knot in each sheet before using.Ron“Life appears to me too short to be spent in nursing animosity or registering wrongs.”
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