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Discussion in 'Ask All Sailors' started by DockH, Mar 16, 2019. Add this thread to a FAQ

  1. DockH

    DockH

    Joined May 14, 2011
    28 posts, 0 likes
    Abbott 22
    US Lorain, Ohio
    My furler has no mfg identification. Partial photo attached. Open reel between large upper and lower discs. Might be original from 1981, CDI. Hangs up. Would appreciate help identitfying make and source of setup instructions. Need control line angles. Last, releasing the halyard but cannot get the genoa to budge up or down. IMG_4461.JPG IMG_4461.JPG
     


  2. jssailem

    jssailem

    Joined Oct 22, 2014
    8,392 posts, 3,522 likes
    CAL 35 Cruiser
    US Salem, Moored Port Everett WA
    Great start. Need more info. Boat make and year. Many furlers have a name plate or identification on the line holder like this one 33E1453B-2C28-4832-AAA0-09176F489ECE.jpeg
    Can you take a photo in profile so we can see more of the system.

    The hoist or stuck sail issue could be age, dirt in furler luff, or damage. Do you have an adjustable backstay? Perhaps tightening the backstay will draw the forestay straight and slow you to lower the sail. You may have to go up the mast to sort out the issue.
     


  3. joe28532

    joe28532

    Joined Sep 29, 2016
    3 posts, 1 likes
    Hunter 37C
    US Havelock
    It does in fact look like a CDI furler. These have an internal wire halyard (internal to the foils). The line wrapped around the top of the drum is what tensions the luff. Pull it for to tension the luff, slack it to loosen. To get the sail down undo it from the furler and when you pull the sail down it will go up the track. You may have to tie on a longer line because chances are you won't be able to reach it once the sail is all the way down.
     


  4. Tally Ho

    Tally Ho

    Joined Jan 7, 2011
    1,229 posts, 235 likes
    Oday 322
    US East Chicago, IN
    Yes, if there is a wire halyard in the foil that raises the sail, I would think a CDI. I have on on my 1988 O’Day 322.

    I found my drum was hard to turn if I put too much tension on the luff line. I backed it off a little and no more problems.

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    Greg
     


  5. Dave Groshong

    Dave Groshong SBO Staff Staff Member

    Joined Jan 25, 2007
    1,381 posts, 113 likes
    Catalina 22
    US Seattle
  6. Tally Ho

    Tally Ho

    Joined Jan 7, 2011
    1,229 posts, 235 likes
    Oday 322
    US East Chicago, IN


  7. Crazy Dave Condon

    Crazy Dave Condon

    Joined Jun 8, 2004
    7,108 posts, 739 likes
    -na -NA
    US Anywhere USA
    Not sure about CDI coming out in 1981. I thought if memory serves me it was around 1985/1986. It does not appear to be one of their systems. I may be wrong but a few more photos would help. I introduced the FF2 system to Hunter, Catalina and others as well being a former dealer.
     


  8. Dave Groshong

    Dave Groshong SBO Staff Staff Member

    Joined Jan 25, 2007
    1,381 posts, 113 likes
    Catalina 22
    US Seattle


  9. Tally Ho

    Tally Ho

    Joined Jan 7, 2011
    1,229 posts, 235 likes
    Oday 322
    US East Chicago, IN


  10. 31seahorse

    31seahorse

    Joined Aug 2, 2005
    908 posts, 168 likes
    Celebrity Class 19
    US Penn Yan, NY (Seneca Lake SP)
    [QUOTE="DockH, post: 1521662, member: 104218" ] Might be original from 1981, CDI. Hangs up. Last, releasing the halyard but cannot get the genoa to budge up or down. /QUOTE]

    Hello DockH, An older CDI furler on an Irwin we owned had a metal foil (if that is the correct name) that was built up in pieces about 4 feet long and held together by inserts about 5 inches long at each joint. I remember the sail itself and that "car" on the opposite side of the foil caused headaches when raising or lowering the sail. Especially if there was sag at the joints allowing things to catch. Perhaps a trip aloft will be needed to sort the problem. Also, maybe something is jammed or twisted at the upper end of the sail.

    I think I have a CDI manual downloaded. I should have looked before I started typing! I'll check and let you know.
     


  11. 31seahorse

    31seahorse

    Joined Aug 2, 2005
    908 posts, 168 likes
    Celebrity Class 19
    US Penn Yan, NY (Seneca Lake SP)
    I found the download for a Furler Classic Profurl. I don't think it is the furler I referred to in my previous post, but if DockH or anyone else is interested I can post it or PM the file. (32 pages in length) If it is not the exact info you need it still might be useful for furler line angles or trouble shooting.
     




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