Identity of old jib furler.

Tokita

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Hi. I have recently bought an early Halmatic 30 with a roller furling jib. It is not marked up in any way but is odd in that the jib halliard runs up the outside of the aluminium foil, through a bronze sheeve at the top (which rotates with the foil) before returning to the base of the foil where it hooks on. I presume a handy Billy is used to get tension in the jib luff before hooking the halliard on. The top swivel is stainless steel and has a 6mm threaded hole in the side, very near the top. This has nothing in it and I believe it was for a grease nipple. Can anyone identify the system and confirm my thoughts on the 6mm hole. Thank you. Tokita.
 

wilkinsonsails

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Some older Rotostay and Colnbrook models were like that .Use a lanyard to tension the wire tail back to the eye on the drum.Also south coast rod rigging ,but these had a wire winch for the drum as well.
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Tokita

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Brilliant. The Aldo is different but many thanks for the link I should have pointed out, the furling drum is stainless steel with a wire rope led aft to a Gibb wire winch.
 

Tokita

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Just had another look and there is a corresponding hole threaded into furling drum. That and the one piece foil points towards it being a South Coast rod rigging model. Thank you for all your help.
 
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