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Offline Adagio19

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replacing roller furling jib
« on: August 20, 2017, 07:29:37 AM »
Does anyone have tips on replacing a jib on a com-pac19 with CDI furler?  Probably the internal halyard should be replaced  also. The boat is a 1984 so is pre bow sprit.   Adagio is currently in the water with mast up.        Thanks Doug

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Re: replacing roller furling jib
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2017, 07:42:49 AM »
If you replace the sail and internal halyard (get the genuine CDI replacement), you will essentially have a brand new system. Good idea to disassemble the furler to inspect the forestay turnbuckles that are hidden inside, but this requires lowering the mast.

In terms of sail, follow CDI's recommendation for luff tape to be installed by the sailmaker.

I've used 110, 135 and 155 sized sails over the years. In my coastal conditions I find the 135 is best overall. The 155 is nice for very light winds (lake sailing) but clumsy to tack and way too much sail in higher winds.

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Re: replacing roller furling jib
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2017, 07:05:55 AM »
Thanks for the info. We've had our boat for less he a month and love it. Its on Guntersville lake in Alabama.
In a CDI manual found on the web its says to attach a messenger to the halyard before you lower the jib. How do you attach these two lines together to form a secure but narrow joint?                                  Doug

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Re: replacing roller furling jib
« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2017, 09:49:22 AM »
On my older CDI furler, the messenger line is secured to a black plastic clip with a hole in the center. The clip is attached to the internal halyard in the foil. When you lower the jib, the messenger line (and clip) raise to the top of the foil. When you raise the jib, you pull on the messenger line and then secure the black plastic clip to a ring at the top of the drum with separate line shorter line after disconnecting the messenger line. At leads that's how my furler works...
Paul

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Re: replacing roller furling jib
« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2017, 08:09:10 PM »
Doug - the knot where messenger attaches to internal halyard doesn't have to be narrow, because the messenger will stay outside the furler slot as it's hoisted. You are going to do this rarely; the furled jib will live on the furler 99% of the time.

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Re: replacing roller furling jib
« Reply #5 on: August 24, 2017, 06:07:34 AM »
Thanks for the help. We are looking for a replacement jib now and have some sail tape coming to try to patch the old sail for temporary use. Currently looking at Schurr and Precision for new jib.      Doug

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Re: replacing roller furling jib
« Reply #6 on: September 15, 2017, 05:57:51 PM »
New furling jib from Schurr sails is in place and doing fine. Thanks to all.    Doug