[Rhodes22-list] CDI Flexible furler

Rick sloopblueheron at gmail.com
Sun Aug 28 20:25:54 EDT 2016


The CDI furler does work that way.  A halyard raises the sail and keeps it
raised while in use.


On Sun, Aug 28, 2016 at 7:59 PM, Jay Weiss <jmarshallweiss11 at gmail.com>

> Live and learn.
> This past week while Hudson River sailing with a non responsive outboard
> (another story) we were surprised to witness our jib sliding down its
> furler.  The canvass loop at the head of the sail that attached it to its
> halyard's shackle had failed. We removed the sail from the furler and sent
> it to the sail maker, who said that the loop was unprotected from the sun's
> UV radiation even as the rest of the furled sail was protected by a cover.
> He replaced it and returned it.
> Now the question:
> It appears that I only need to place the bolt of the sail into the slot of
> the furler (near the deck) and slide it up toward the mast head and there
> attach it to the shackle that's remains there. The deck end of the halyard
> is then tightened around a cleat beside the drum as is the tack of the
> sail.  Is that right?  (I'll be using a bosun's chair.) Ordinarily a jib
> halyard is lowered to deck level, attached to the head of the sail, and the
> sail then raised and the line secured on deck or on the mast. The CDI
> furler doesn't seem to work that way?  I purchased the boat used with its
> furler and foresail already installed so I'm totally unfamiliar with how it
> works.
> Jay Marshall Weiss
> Poughkeepsie, NY
> 1998 R-22
> Hanalei
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