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  1. J

    Furling mast, weird switch

    No that is incorrect.
  2. J

    Furling mast, weird switch

    So for anybody else who has this question years from now, here is the answer, thanks to Mike Bickford at Campbell’s Boatyard in Oxford, MD. The switch in the lower position allows the furling motor to work in or out. In the upper position, the switch locks the motor to prevent the sail from...
  3. J

    Furling mast, weird switch

    Thanks again... I will check it out carefully
  4. J

    Furling mast, weird switch

    OK, thanks. I have it *not* on either end of the S slot rather than what the photo shows, and it furls and unfurls just fine. Very confusing. (I found the old Hood Stoway manual online, but it does not mention such a switch.)
  5. J

    Furling mast, weird switch

    Thanks! I have it in the middle position, not latched at either end of the S and I can furl and unfurl just fine. I will need to fiddle with it a bit more to understand it. Maybe I can find an old user manual online. Good info on keeping it lubed up.
  6. J

    Furling mast, weird switch

    Can anyone help me with this S shaped switch on my mast - it is a Hood or selden furling system.
  7. J

    B 40

    I recently bought a ‘78 Hinckley B40 and am baffled at some of the switches and could sure use some help/advice. First, there is a furling main that is very difficult to unfurl and maybe the main sheet is just stiff or The Barent winch is too weak. But there is a weird S shaped switch in the...