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    MainSheet Blues

    Thanks guys, The image I included is taken directly from the Beneteau 281 manual. Thanks for your advice, will look more closely at these options today. I've also seen this setup suggested. Would very much appreciate your thoughts on it. Regards, Brian
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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

    Thanks joker460, very much appreciated.
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    Deck Light Switch

    Thanks Philip and Doug. I should have indicated what switches I have. I have a switch that toggles between Motoring, Sailing and Anchoring. I will check the wiring diagram again (it's very cryptic, for me at least). I have a multimeter which I may be able to use to help. I've not used a WAGO...
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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

    Thanks everyone, you guys are amazing. I really appreciate the responses. You have answered my question. I will swap out the line for a 1/4 inch, and run it though the cage as I thought I should. The line I have, which I think is a 3/8 (at least) also catches and jams in the cam. The fact that...
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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

    Thanks all for the ideas and advice. I found some aluminum disks that may work ok. I haven't given up on the 3D printing just yet. I have 5 more months of winter to resolve this issue. Thanks again.
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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...
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