Furling

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Re: Furling

Post by NiceAft » Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:16 pm

So, Interim, what did you do :?:

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Re: Furling

Post by Interim » Mon Oct 29, 2018 10:42 am

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.

--john

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Re: Furling

Post by NiceAft » Mon Oct 29, 2018 11:59 am

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

Post by K9Kampers » Mon Oct 29, 2018 7:55 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

Post by dlandersson » Wed Oct 31, 2018 7:32 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?

Ray

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Re: Furling

Post by dlandersson » Wed Oct 31, 2018 7:38 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!"

:? :D

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Re: Furling

Post by Bill at BOATS 4 SAIL » Wed Oct 31, 2018 4:00 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

Post by dlandersson » Thu Nov 01, 2018 3:10 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

Post by kurz » Thu Nov 01, 2018 3:25 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

Post by NiceAft » Thu Nov 01, 2018 9:00 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

Post by beene » Fri Nov 02, 2018 1:46 pm

After reading all the posts

I have just 1 question

Who's on first?

:P

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Re: Furling

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Re: Furling

Post by Interim » Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:58 am

NiceAft wrote:Interim,

“after that it rolls up neatly. ”

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

Ray
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.

--john

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