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#65 - 06/17/01 05:09 PM Jib Furler  
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**** eyed.
<br>Fair winds,
<br>Tim Johnson
<br>Hobie 20 #541
<br>Bale Eagle Yacht Club, Fleet 52
<br>White Bear Lake, MN <br><br>

Tim D. Johnson Hobie 20 #690 Bald Eagle Yacht Club, Fleet 52
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#66 - 06/17/01 11:19 PM Re: Jib Furler [Re: hobie541]  
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<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>Hope I've understood the problem. This is the best I can come up with.
<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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#67 - 06/18/01 07:25 AM Re: Jib Furler [Re: hobie541]  
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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?

#68 - 06/18/01 12:39 PM Re: Jib Furler [Re: phill]  
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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.
<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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