- Nov 8, 2010
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These are the instructions for the MK 3 furler. Mine is older, a MK 1, but is pretty much the same. Page 23 describes adjusting the headstay length using the integral turnbuckle. (Evidently there are two page 23's, the description is on the page with pictures.)I do have a Harken furler, and I guess I will have to look at the installation instructions more closely. I certainly didn’t see anything that resembled a type of turnbuckle adjustment when I put it together. I wish I had the instructions here rather than 1000 miles away.
I realize that the adjustment only affects the headstay length, but that is what I need. The mast needs to be raked back slightly from where it is presently.
The instructions I just looked up on the Harken website show the typical turnbuckle on the headstay, neither my original equipment headstay nor the new headstay I installed 2 years ago had a turnbuckle adjustment. Both headstays were products of US Spars presumably made to Beneteau specs.
Leech lines are for stopping fluttering of the leech tape, not for trimming or sail shape. High speed leech flutter causes the panel fabric to rip parallel to the leech, right next to the tape.like guitars and pianos and all things with stretched steel cables, you will want to check the tune for every song for the best music.
we eyeball what the rig is doing during every sail. the alden with it's telephone pole like mast is pretty easy to keep in tune. the ascow needs adjustment with every tack. different hulls flex in different ways. it's not just the rig.
for me, having the vessel performing at it's best is one of the most fun parts of sailing.
adjusting leach lines on the sail happens constantly as well. halyard tension, outhaul tension ..... always tweeking
remember the kid in third grade that always had his zipper down from lack of awareness.
no one wants to be that guy