jib furler

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jib furler

Postby seandwyer » Mon May 25, 2009 1:18 pm

Hey guys,

I don't know that its needed, but I've thought about a furler - but they're very expensive. I just saw this on the internet - has anyone seen some variation?

We had a brilliant day yesterday. I'm thinking I don't need a motor anymore. It has broken it's pin everytime I used it anyway. Couldn't believe that I was able to sail back in to the dock without killing anyone! So much fun!
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Postby RussH » Wed May 27, 2009 5:28 pm

Here's a nice one I'm thinking of building myself.
http://faculty.augie.edu/~swart/CP-16/R ... urler.html

Good luck. I think it's a worthwhile project.
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$40 furlers

Postby thomas » Tue Aug 11, 2009 10:34 pm

There is an article on how to make a diy jib furler in the July/August issue of Small Craft Advisor.
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Postby jdubes » Wed Aug 12, 2009 3:06 pm

I built the furler that's listed above, total cost was about $17. It worked ok, I didn't have any problems with it. I ditched it and went back to a simple down haul line and cleat for the jib lines.
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