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Re: Furling

Postby NiceAft » Tue Oct 16, 2018 10:16 pm

So, Interim, what did you do :?:

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Re: Furling

Postby Interim » Mon Oct 29, 2018 12:42 pm

Ray--

No physical changes. I already had a very light furling line.

But I changed a couple techniques: 1) I now pay more attention to the furling line as we unroll the said, and I can see we're getting a better wrap on the spool. 2) we point down wind when furling. The first turn is still a little stiff, but much better. And after that it rolls up neatly.

Thanks to this list for both pointers.

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Re: Furling

Postby NiceAft » Mon Oct 29, 2018 1:59 pm

Interim,

“after that it rolls up neatly. ”

When furling, don’t you mean “rolls out”? Unfurling fills the spool, yes?

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Re: Furling

Postby K9Kampers » Mon Oct 29, 2018 9:55 pm

WTFurl!!... I had to look it up (again!!)

As per Wikipedia: "Furling refers to stowing or dousing a boat's sail by flaking (folding), packing (like stuffing a spinnaker into a bag!"

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Re: Furling

Postby dlandersson » Wed Oct 31, 2018 9:32 am

Furling = wraps around the forestay.

Unfurling = unwraps.

NiceAft wrote:Interim,

“after that it rolls up neatly. ”

When furling, don’t you mean “rolls out”? Unfurling fills the spool, yes?

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Re: Furling

Postby dlandersson » Wed Oct 31, 2018 9:38 am

Yes, and when I furl my Genoa, I then put a "sock/bag" on it. 2nd to last thing I do. Then I take a look around to see what I've forgotten - then it's miller time. :P

K9Kampers wrote:WTFurl!!... I had to look it up (again!!)

As per Wikipedia: "Furling refers to stowing or dousing a boat's sail by flaking (folding), packing (like stuffing a spinnaker into a bag!"

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Re: Furling

Postby Bill at BOATS 4 SAIL » Wed Oct 31, 2018 6:00 pm

If you keep some tension on the furling line while unfurling, it will roll up better
Do not let it free-wheel.
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Re: Furling

Postby dlandersson » Thu Nov 01, 2018 5:10 am

Thanks, I did not know that.

Bill at BOATS 4 SAIL wrote:If you keep some tension on the furling line while unfurling, it will roll up better
Do not let it free-wheel.
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Re: Furling

Postby kurz » Thu Nov 01, 2018 5:25 am

in my configuration I shall put some tension on the furling line also if completely unfurled. Becouse otherwise the furling line comes under the bow clam port side.
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Re: Furling

Postby NiceAft » Thu Nov 01, 2018 11:00 am

When I said “rolls out”, I was referring to the line, not the sail. When the sail furls, the line rolls out.

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Re: Furling

Postby beene » Fri Nov 02, 2018 3:46 pm

After reading all the posts

I have just 1 question

Who's on first?

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Re: Furling

Postby NiceAft » Fri Nov 02, 2018 6:47 pm

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Re: Furling

Postby Interim » Thu Nov 08, 2018 1:58 pm

NiceAft wrote:Interim,

“after that it rolls up neatly. ”

When furling, don’t you mean “rolls out”? Unfurling fills the spool, yes?

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The sail rolls up neatly. That is, the line pulls better now, and as it comes out the sail rolls up. Unfurling (setting) was never an issue.

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