colnebrook seareef furling

Ash

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having solved my self furling problem, I now require some parts for my self furling gear, I have no details only that the furling drum reads "Colnebrook Seareef".
any idea who is the UK dealer/s?
 

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Ash,
In an old 1996 issue of Yachts & Equipment, the Seareef agent was Steadylaunch Ltd, 18 Hightown Road, Ringwood, Hants, BH24 1NW. Phone, 01425 480408, Fax, 01425 480996.

Whether they are still there or even still in busines, I would not like to say.

Perhaps someone in that area could advise.



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Ash,
I also have a Colnebrook furling system and also require a part. I assume you now know that Steadylaunch are no longer in business. Did you manage to find anywhere in the UK that may be able to help ??
 

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Did you ever find a contact for Colnebrook reefing? I can't get mine apart to service it. Seems there is a boss on which the drum assembley and line feed arm sits - this has seized solid. Short of cutting the stay and taking the thing to a riggers, I'm stuck. Any ideas how it all comes apart?
 

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Did anyone ever find a contact for Colnebrook reefing? I can't get mine apart to service it. Seems there is a boss on which the drum assembley and line feed arm sits - this has seized solid. Short of cutting the stay and taking the thing to a riggers, I'm stuck. Any ideas how it all comes apart?
 

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No, after many phone calls I didn't find anyone. I did find out that Colnebrook were one of the top suppliers 20+ years ago. My problem was at the other end, the collet at the top. What I do have are the installation instructions and diagrams that must have come with it when new. I can get a copy to you if you want by email, fax or post (email might be a bit slow with scanned pages). Let me know if this is any help.
 

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Ferdie

Did you still want that copy of my Seareef manual? I brought it home yesterday.

Just send a PM with yr Addr or Fax no-

Regds Nick

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Nick - yes please, that would be great.

I'm at (D Healey,) 32 Mill Close, Denmead, Waterlooville, Hants PO7 6PE -
or you can also try a fax to me at work 02392.857080 I'll reimburse any cost and thanks again.

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David.
 

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Oh boy this is an old thread.
But then again, my furler is a pretty old furler too heh!

Any of the original guys still available?

I have to replace my rigging (insurance etc) and the rigging guys are trying to force a furlex on me as they say they couldn't replace the forestay without damaging the colnebrook.
So, I would like to have a go at this myself with the sta-lok stuff....
A manual showing the internals of the colnebrook would be a godsend.
As would any info about locating spares.
I'm most worried about the seareef extrusion.. if I break that I suppose I'm goosed...

Thanks
 

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This is a really old thread , 13 years that must be a record :D but I maybe able to help . Not sure what size of Furler you have , but I had a similar problem in 2009. Rigging company won't look to replace Fore Stay, I actually did end up buying a new Furlex at considerable cost.

I have a complete system available which might be suitable for your needs ? PM me for details. Boat it came off was a 30 footer.
 

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Thanks,
I think I'll have a go with replacing the forestay and using the existing Colnebrook and Seareef for now.
If I screw it up and end up in the market for a replacement I'll be in touch.

Best Regards,
 

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Its a westerly centaur. 26ft. Mast is 30ft I think.

Don't actually need spares right now.. fingers crossed I won't need em.. as long as I don't mess up... heh...
 

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An acquaintance of mine recently had his forestay replaced and some parts of his Colnebrook replaced by a local rigger in Sardinia. So it can be done! I suggest you try another rigger.
 

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I recently acquired a very old Seareef 40 furler for my Leisure 17 to replace the old hanked on jib. The furler needed refurbishing including new lower and upper bushes. I could not find replacement parts so I fabricated new bushes from nylon rods I bought very cheaply on ebay. After a little patience and improvisation I now have a very smooth furler which is perfectly adequate for my needs. I found a copy of the original instructions on line which I have saved as a pdf. document if anybody needs it.
 

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Good day, I have recently bought a Trintella 29 that came with a Colnebrook Furling system that was not working and was removed from the boat by the previous owner by cutting the fore stay. I have already dismantled the drum end and have started over hauling it. If you still have the pdf document you mentioned I would certainly appreciate receiving a copy of it. Many thanks
 

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Good day, I have recently bought a Trintella 29 that came with a Colnebrook Furling system that was not working and was removed from the boat by the previous owner by cutting the fore stay. I have already dismantled the drum end and have started over hauling it. If you still have the pdf document you mentioned I would certainly appreciate receiving a copy of it. Many thanks

Hi there,
Sorry for slow reply.. have had awful hassle trying to get logged in to the forums...

I have three word docs with pages about the colnebrook...
If you PM me I will be happy to email them to you.
Best Regards
PJ
 

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Hi there,
Sorry for slow reply.. have had awful hassle trying to get logged in to the forums...

I have three word docs with pages about the colnebrook...
If you PM me I will be happy to email them to you.
Best Regards
PJ

Hi PJ,

Are these the same documents that I sent to you in 2014? Just making sure we don't have different info for the OP.

Regards
 
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