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Oct 30, 2019
You can get a shorter jib and have it clear the railing. I think the idea of the ones that hit the rail is to get a larger sail area. When close hauled,with the jib is sheeted tight, it's behind the rail. That said, with the jib on a furler it's tack (bottom front corner) is pretty high anyway.Peter.
May 30, 2006
Thx Peter."pjacobs55@... [AlbinVega]" wrote:

Nothing is perfect on a boat :) Yes, if you get the angle of the furling line at right angles to the drum, and keep a slight bit of tension on the line when you unfurl the sail, it usually coils up neatly enough not to be a problem. The install manual, which you should have got from the installer, explains it well. It's also at Harken Harken View on Preview by Yahoo Scroll down to your model and click on the disired language to the left (in red)
Jan 28, 2001
What size headstay are people using with the Furlex on Vegas? The math says 3/16" is overkill but I like the security. Lyric has twin 3/16" headstays but as I age the thought of going on the foredeck gets less appealing! Price jumps significantly going from 3/16" to 1/4". WaltTo: AlbinVega@yahoogroups.comFrom: AlbinVega@yahoogroups.comDate: Mon, 19 Jan 2015 08:58:58 -0700Subject: Re: [AlbinVega] Re: Harken Furler

I haven't had any problem with my furlex furler either. Tim
Feb 28, 2006
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The Furlex kit comes supplied with a 3/16" (5mm)
replacement headstay. I guess, when ordering, you could specify a
heavier stay if you were planning on beefing up the rigging. There
has been conciderable discussion on this list as to whether that is a good idea
or not.

Oct 30, 2019
I don't think 3/16 is overkill. To the best of my knowledge the original Vega rigging is 5 mm which is slightly larger than 3/16". Peter
Jan 28, 2001
Peter, When I replaced Lyric's standing rigging Judy was working for West Marine and we got a very good discount. We went with the Dyform wire and Sta-Loks top and bottom. The difference in price even with the discount saved us hundreds of dollars. (Defender's 2014 catalog shows a price difference of $12.00 between 3/16" and 1/4" Sta-Lok eye terminals and a difference of $17.00 for the fork terminals.) David Gerr in "The Nature of Boats" gives the formula for calculating wire size and it came out to 1/8" for Vega's. This led me to believe that there was no reason to go up a size to 1/4" as the designers had chosen to use oversize wire. I just went to Amazon and ordered a copy and will give the formula when I get the book. Great book by the way and I highly recommend it. I have no idea where my old copy went. When rigging fails it usually seems to be the forestay which led me to convert to twin forestays. Online pricing between 3/16" and 1/4" inch Furlexs shows a difference of $772.00 for the best price I found. I did go to 1/4" on the backstay as I wanted to get a SSB radio and the smallest insulated Sta-Lok terminals were 1/4". Never did get around to installing the SSB. WaltTo: AlbinVega@yahoogroups.comFrom: AlbinVega@yahoogroups.comDate: Sat, 24 Jan 2015 09:27:06 -0800Subject: RE: [AlbinVega] Re: Harken Furler

I don't think 3/16 is overkill. To the best of my knowledge the original Vega rigging is 5 mm which is slightly larger than 3/16". Peter
Oct 30, 2019
I agree .... 1/4" wire on a Vega would be extreme overkill. My AlbinBallad 30 has 6mm wire (just under 1/4") with a 41' mast. You're right ... when you go one size up everything gets more expensive!Peter
Jan 7, 2011
Oday 322 East Chicago, IN
I can read your post....

but I don’t own an Albin.

what is with all of the characters in your post (and others) all of a sudden?



May 15, 2012
Cal 27-3 Solomons
These are posts coming over from the shut down Yahoo group. The strange characters are left over garbage from junk that Yahoo would add to the posts.
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