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paul oman
03-20-2004, 06:11 PM
Hello

would like to inexpensively convert my hank on jib to furling
jib on a 15 ft daysailor. All I find in catalogs etc is the expensive
Harkin systems. Can anyone help?

Paul

paul oman
03-20-2004, 06:11 PM
Hello

would like to inexpensively convert my hank on jib to furling
jib on a 15 ft daysailor. All I find in catalogs etc is the expensive
Harkin systems. Can anyone help?

Paul

paul oman
03-20-2004, 06:11 PM
Hello

would like to inexpensively convert my hank on jib to furling
jib on a 15 ft daysailor. All I find in catalogs etc is the expensive
Harkin systems. Can anyone help?

Paul

landlocked sailor
03-20-2004, 09:17 PM
Paul, Practical Sailor Feb 1, 2004 issue had a review of roller furling gear. CDI & Hood Sea Flex both make relatively inexpensive furlers for small boats. Rick

landlocked sailor
03-20-2004, 09:17 PM
Paul, Practical Sailor Feb 1, 2004 issue had a review of roller furling gear. CDI & Hood Sea Flex both make relatively inexpensive furlers for small boats. Rick

landlocked sailor
03-20-2004, 09:17 PM
Paul, Practical Sailor Feb 1, 2004 issue had a review of roller furling gear. CDI & Hood Sea Flex both make relatively inexpensive furlers for small boats. Rick

Todd Bradshaw
03-21-2004, 01:50 AM
How expensive is expensive? The small Harken systems with a lower drum, an upper swivel and no foil start about $170. The smallest CDI with a foil is around $300. The two types work differently and the conversion of the sail to work in them is quite different, but both would do the job on a boat that size. I am not aware of anything readily available that is noticably cheaper but there may be a few similar to the ones that were used on Buccaneers which had an extrusion made from PVC pipe (from what I could tell, it didn't work all that well).

Todd Bradshaw
03-21-2004, 01:50 AM
How expensive is expensive? The small Harken systems with a lower drum, an upper swivel and no foil start about $170. The smallest CDI with a foil is around $300. The two types work differently and the conversion of the sail to work in them is quite different, but both would do the job on a boat that size. I am not aware of anything readily available that is noticably cheaper but there may be a few similar to the ones that were used on Buccaneers which had an extrusion made from PVC pipe (from what I could tell, it didn't work all that well).

Todd Bradshaw
03-21-2004, 01:50 AM
How expensive is expensive? The small Harken systems with a lower drum, an upper swivel and no foil start about $170. The smallest CDI with a foil is around $300. The two types work differently and the conversion of the sail to work in them is quite different, but both would do the job on a boat that size. I am not aware of anything readily available that is noticably cheaper but there may be a few similar to the ones that were used on Buccaneers which had an extrusion made from PVC pipe (from what I could tell, it didn't work all that well).

Old Sailor
03-21-2004, 09:02 AM
My Mirror 16 (circa 1970) had a really great roller reefing mfg'd by an English firm. From its simplicity it couldn't have been very expensive. Really simple. Possibly one of our English friends can put you on to it.
Old Sailor

Old Sailor
03-21-2004, 09:02 AM
My Mirror 16 (circa 1970) had a really great roller reefing mfg'd by an English firm. From its simplicity it couldn't have been very expensive. Really simple. Possibly one of our English friends can put you on to it.
Old Sailor

Old Sailor
03-21-2004, 09:02 AM
My Mirror 16 (circa 1970) had a really great roller reefing mfg'd by an English firm. From its simplicity it couldn't have been very expensive. Really simple. Possibly one of our English friends can put you on to it.
Old Sailor

shadow99
03-23-2004, 03:15 PM
I've got the CDI FF1 furling unit on my modified Swifty 12, I bought the unit & the sail thru Dabbler Sails. Cost was about $300 bucks w/ 130% geneoa, complete. It makes life so much easier :D , quick set-up & knock down (I trailer the boat everywhere), especially when sailing single-handed. Also it gives you the ability to reef the headsail if the winds blow too hard :eek: , that wasn't possible using the Harken #434 Smallboat furling unit.

Rick

Link to pics below
The Shadow's Pics (http://pak01.pictures.aol.com/NASApp/ygp/GuestLogin?event=DirectView&shareInfo=mFQYMXJcDsUImUr8PNCZ0TB78U%2fydUO3uw Zuzb4IL4q%2fjFCnkV3ciA%3d%3d&pageName=AlbumViewFromEmails&locale=en_US)

shadow99
03-23-2004, 03:15 PM
I've got the CDI FF1 furling unit on my modified Swifty 12, I bought the unit & the sail thru Dabbler Sails. Cost was about $300 bucks w/ 130% geneoa, complete. It makes life so much easier :D , quick set-up & knock down (I trailer the boat everywhere), especially when sailing single-handed. Also it gives you the ability to reef the headsail if the winds blow too hard :eek: , that wasn't possible using the Harken #434 Smallboat furling unit.

Rick

Link to pics below
The Shadow's Pics (http://pak01.pictures.aol.com/NASApp/ygp/GuestLogin?event=DirectView&shareInfo=mFQYMXJcDsUImUr8PNCZ0TB78U%2fydUO3uw Zuzb4IL4q%2fjFCnkV3ciA%3d%3d&pageName=AlbumViewFromEmails&locale=en_US)

shadow99
03-23-2004, 03:15 PM
I've got the CDI FF1 furling unit on my modified Swifty 12, I bought the unit & the sail thru Dabbler Sails. Cost was about $300 bucks w/ 130% geneoa, complete. It makes life so much easier :D , quick set-up & knock down (I trailer the boat everywhere), especially when sailing single-handed. Also it gives you the ability to reef the headsail if the winds blow too hard :eek: , that wasn't possible using the Harken #434 Smallboat furling unit.

Rick

Link to pics below
The Shadow's Pics (http://pak01.pictures.aol.com/NASApp/ygp/GuestLogin?event=DirectView&shareInfo=mFQYMXJcDsUImUr8PNCZ0TB78U%2fydUO3uw Zuzb4IL4q%2fjFCnkV3ciA%3d%3d&pageName=AlbumViewFromEmails&locale=en_US)

shadow99
03-23-2004, 03:26 PM
Hey Paul,
I be up in Suncook,NH tomarrow. That's just a few miles south from Pittsfield, isn't it? I could meet you somewhere in Concord and show you some pics. I carry them with me everywhere, "my boat is my baby, and sometimes I feel like a proud papa."

Rick

shadow99
03-23-2004, 03:26 PM
Hey Paul,
I be up in Suncook,NH tomarrow. That's just a few miles south from Pittsfield, isn't it? I could meet you somewhere in Concord and show you some pics. I carry them with me everywhere, "my boat is my baby, and sometimes I feel like a proud papa."

Rick

shadow99
03-23-2004, 03:26 PM
Hey Paul,
I be up in Suncook,NH tomarrow. That's just a few miles south from Pittsfield, isn't it? I could meet you somewhere in Concord and show you some pics. I carry them with me everywhere, "my boat is my baby, and sometimes I feel like a proud papa."

Rick

imported_Steven Bauer
03-24-2004, 02:07 PM
Did you look at the Wykeham -Martin (http://www.classicmarine.co.uk/asp/product.asp?product=294&cat=79&ph=cat&keywords=&recor=&SearchFor=&PT_ID=) stuff at Classic Marine?

It looks like their smallest system is good for up to 50 sf and costs 100 Pounds.

Steven

imported_Steven Bauer
03-24-2004, 02:07 PM
Did you look at the Wykeham -Martin (http://www.classicmarine.co.uk/asp/product.asp?product=294&cat=79&ph=cat&keywords=&recor=&SearchFor=&PT_ID=) stuff at Classic Marine?

It looks like their smallest system is good for up to 50 sf and costs 100 Pounds.

Steven

imported_Steven Bauer
03-24-2004, 02:07 PM
Did you look at the Wykeham -Martin (http://www.classicmarine.co.uk/asp/product.asp?product=294&cat=79&ph=cat&keywords=&recor=&SearchFor=&PT_ID=) stuff at Classic Marine?

It looks like their smallest system is good for up to 50 sf and costs 100 Pounds.

Steven

imported_Steven Bauer
03-24-2004, 02:13 PM
Oh yeah, they have some good articles on their website - www.classicmarine.co.uk (http://www.classicmarine.co.uk)

Heres the one about furling with W-M gear:

Using Wykeham-Martin Furling gears - an Unofficial Guide (http://www.classicmarine.co.uk/Articles/WMgear.htm)

Steven

imported_Steven Bauer
03-24-2004, 02:13 PM
Oh yeah, they have some good articles on their website - www.classicmarine.co.uk (http://www.classicmarine.co.uk)

Heres the one about furling with W-M gear:

Using Wykeham-Martin Furling gears - an Unofficial Guide (http://www.classicmarine.co.uk/Articles/WMgear.htm)

Steven

imported_Steven Bauer
03-24-2004, 02:13 PM
Oh yeah, they have some good articles on their website - www.classicmarine.co.uk (http://www.classicmarine.co.uk)

Heres the one about furling with W-M gear:

Using Wykeham-Martin Furling gears - an Unofficial Guide (http://www.classicmarine.co.uk/Articles/WMgear.htm)

Steven

David Tabor (sailordave)
03-24-2004, 11:28 PM
PVC furling (http://www.com-pacowners.com/articles/pre/GregCowenReefing.html)

Can't say that I've done this, but it sounds like it would work!

Also, I've had the CDI units highly recommended by a friend.

David Tabor (sailordave)
03-24-2004, 11:28 PM
PVC furling (http://www.com-pacowners.com/articles/pre/GregCowenReefing.html)

Can't say that I've done this, but it sounds like it would work!

Also, I've had the CDI units highly recommended by a friend.

David Tabor (sailordave)
03-24-2004, 11:28 PM
PVC furling (http://www.com-pacowners.com/articles/pre/GregCowenReefing.html)

Can't say that I've done this, but it sounds like it would work!

Also, I've had the CDI units highly recommended by a friend.

brian.cunningham
03-25-2004, 05:03 PM
Originally posted by David Tabor (sailordave):
PVC furling (http://www.com-pacowners.com/articles/pre/GregCowenReefing.html)
instructions to build a roller-furling unit for under $10:cool: I was working on my own design, but I think I'll try this instead!

brian.cunningham
03-25-2004, 05:03 PM
Originally posted by David Tabor (sailordave):
PVC furling (http://www.com-pacowners.com/articles/pre/GregCowenReefing.html)
instructions to build a roller-furling unit for under $10:cool: I was working on my own design, but I think I'll try this instead!

brian.cunningham
03-25-2004, 05:03 PM
Originally posted by David Tabor (sailordave):
PVC furling (http://www.com-pacowners.com/articles/pre/GregCowenReefing.html)
instructions to build a roller-furling unit for under $10:cool: I was working on my own design, but I think I'll try this instead!