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Jib Furler #65
06/17/01 06:09 PM
06/17/01 06:09 PM
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hobie541 Offline OP
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**** eyed.
<br>
<br>Fair winds,
<br>
<br>Tim Johnson
<br>Hobie 20 #541
<br>Bale Eagle Yacht Club, Fleet 52
<br>White Bear Lake, MN <br><br>


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Re: Jib Furler [Re: hobie541] #66
06/18/01 12:19 AM
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Tim,
<br>The only thing that I can think of causing this problem is the upper swivle not operating properly.
<br>I've found that if it doesn't run freely possibly the forestay is a little too lose and the swivel needs to be lubricated with some silicon spray.
<br>I've found the swivle works best when the forestay is tight.
<br>So tighten the forestay, lubricate the swivle with silicon spray and see what happens.
<br>
<br>Hope I've understood the problem. This is the best I can come up with.
<br>
<br>If this doesn't fix the problem I'd be Interested to hear what is the final solution.
<br>Phill <br><br>

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Re: Jib Furler [Re: hobie541] #67
06/18/01 08:25 AM
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Could it be that you put too much tension on the hoist line and it pressures the luff groove and causes it to do the figure S?
<br>
<br>S.<br><br>

Re: Jib Furler [Re: phill] #68
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Tim, Phil hit it on the head. I've run into this on a half-dozen "big-boat" furling systems, and the top swivel has ALWAYS been the culprit. when the top swivel sticks, it causes the pigtail to twist a bit, which then recoils at the end of the furling/unfurling operation.
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<br>however, my experience has been that lubrication will only serve as a very short-term fix. You'll probably wind up replacing the swivel. <br><br>


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