Facnor furler

TiggerToo

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After many years of sterling service, our FACNOR furler has given me a bit of a wobbly.

It was working fine, until we took down the genoa at the weekend, at which point the "drum" seems to have shifted ~1cm too low and "bangs" against the bottom terminal.

Has anyone got any idea what might have happened? I get the idea that the halyard was "holding up" the whole rotating drum system.
 

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Take a look at this link; go to P25 and locate screw "P" on the bottom-RHS of the page. Next locate this same screw on your system. You may very well find that it's become a bit loose and the furler dropped down when you released the jib halyard. If this is the case you should be able to shove the furler back up, wiggle it around to find the appropriate slot for screw "P" and then just wind it in. That's it!

http://www.facnor.com/uk/technical_...dsail_furlers/fichiers/notice_lslx2012_a5.pdf
 

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Take a look at this link; go to P25 and locate screw "P" on the bottom-RHS of the page. Next locate this same screw on your system. You may very well find that it's become a bit loose and the furler dropped down when you released the jib halyard. If this is the case you should be able to shove the furler back up, wiggle it around to find the appropriate slot for screw "P" and then just wind it in. That's it!

http://www.facnor.com/uk/technical_...dsail_furlers/fichiers/notice_lslx2012_a5.pdf
Bugger,they say grease it every year....
 

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Bugger,they say grease it every year....

Yes they do, but the lube is really only for the screw IIRC. So before getting too concerned about an electrolytic problem just give it a couple of good sprays of plus gas and it should free up fine.
 
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