I don't know if you've sent an email to these guys. I know shipping might be expensive. The profile looks like yours. You can ask them for a photo. Tough to find.
That's around $747 for a 5 foot piece. Expensive extruded aluminum.
I've changed the bushings on my profurl swivel recently. They are located in Quebec.
They will confirm the part number and give you a local store to buy from. They're about $40 for both bushings. They will respond within a couple of days
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Stoke, Qc J0B 3G0
I just came across this thread a bit late. Take a look at this B352 that's for sale at time start 1:39 and on wards. You'll see that this is originally a furling main but he has standard sail. Interesting.
If you do a search here on this site as there has been many a discussion on main furling.
If ;as you say, you can unfurl by pulling on the foot of the sail then there is too much friction on the outhaul.
Check the outhaul car on the boom, the sheave at the end of the boom .
Just got the info from Ward Richardson. I do like their service.
I have two possible answers.
It is part of the Whisker pole down haul option. See drawing below.
Or it was added to conform to CE safety standards for safety harness connection.
I have taken the mast down every year for the last 10 years. I hook up the swivel and feed the luff rope up the track and hoist away using McLube occasionally and keeping the luff close to the mast. When I reach the tack I continue to raise the sail until the tack luff rope is level with the...