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    MainSheet Blues

    Hi everyone, We have a 1997 Beneteau 281, with the mainsheet blocks attached directly to the coachroof, no traveler. The mainsheet loops between the boom and the coachroof and then back to the cockpit. Please see the attached illustration. We find that pulling on the mainsheet typically just...
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    Deck Light Switch

    Hi everyone, I have a combination of problems with the foredeck light on my Beneteau 281. It's a Perko combination type, steaming light and foredeck light. Issue one is that I'm not certain I have it wired correctly. We had the mast off and labeled the connection block, but not sure. More...
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    Furler setup

    Hi all, Would appreciate your help with a question on furler setup. Recently purchased a Beneteau 281 and I'm not sure the furler was set up correctly. This is a photo of the furler when we purchased the boat. Please note the furling line, outside the metal cage. I believe this to be...
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    Mystery Furler

    Hi, I have a broken furler on a 1997 Beneteau 281. Images included. Can anyone identify this furler? Trying to find a replacement top disc. Have looked everywhere I can think of, called suppliers overseas, and in the US, but no luck. About to give up and fabricate a disc from some plastic...
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    Broken Furling Drum

    Hi, I have a 1997 ZSpar furling drum with a broken top disc. Please see image attached. I have no luck finding a replacement part. ZSpar does not stock anymore. I've looked into 3D printing a replacement, but that was going to cost about $300. Any ideas where I might find this part? Or an...