Both forestay and roller furling

Discussion in 'Capri/Catalina 14 Talk' started by Grantcool, Dec 24, 2017.

  1. Grantcool

    Grantcool New Member

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    I have roller furling and am thinking of adding a forestay ahead of it. I don't trust the furling swivels.
    Anyone have this type rig on these small boats?
     
  2. Kitecop

    Kitecop Member

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    I have a furler. I have never read about them failing. I like the furler acting as the stay because its easy to adjust shroud tension.
     
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    Do you have an adjuster on the furler? If so, can I see a pic of your setup? My shrouds are too loose, but too long to fit turnbuckles.
     
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    I dont have a pic of my setup but here is what is in the original manual. Its the same way i have it setup. Just a simple purchase on the halyard above the cleat.
     

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    Thanks, I'll look into that method.
     
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    So your rope halyard becomes the forestay? Doesn't the rope stretch and make the forestay sag in strong winds?
     

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