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Billy Ellis

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furler question
« on: April 22, 2012, 05:04:40 PM »
My jib does not want to furl properly. The bottom furls but the top lags behind. It has gotten to the point that it will not furl in anything but light air including going downwind. I have completely taken it apart, cleaned the bearings and the innerparts, sprayed with McLube and reasymbled. To the eye everything looks good. The swivel seems to spin freely in my hand and even works underload of headstay tension. As soon as you add the jib to the equation it does not work properly. Has anybody had simillar issues?   

Chris Chambers

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Re: furler question
« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2012, 09:52:42 AM »
I have the same thing happening with mine.  Over the past few years, even after the complete overhaul being performed several times - I am wondering if the bearings have lost their shape and might try replacing those.

Billy Ellis

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Re: furler question
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2012, 08:42:53 PM »
I replaced the upper swivel. Problem solved.

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Re: furler question
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2017, 06:49:09 PM »
Anyone know what the part number is for the top furler assembly?