Roller furler jams?

Discussion in 'Capri/Catalina 14 Talk' started by ehart, Jul 12, 2007.

  1. ehart

    ehart New Member

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    Hi folks,

    The person I bought my boat from said she has from time to time had the roller jib jam up when trying to furl. Since she single-hands in heavy weather, this could be awkward. She felt that the furling line "crossed-over" itself inside the roller cage (where the line coils up).

    She suggested a new (more "slippery") line. I though the roller cage looks kind of cheesy and rough-edged, and that a better quality part might help. She has the original factory roller jib, on a 4-year old boat.

    Have others had this problem? What to do about it?


    Eric Hart

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