My old Harken furler was sticking 2 yrs ago - one day at an anchorage I decided to investigate by pulling the sail in and out a couple times by hand - the "stick" seemed subtle but suddenly a hundred Torlon balls rained down from the mast head! Seems my retaining ring clamp on the upper swivel had come partially out of the groove - when it let go I sprinkled the anchorage with the innards of the swivel.


I'd suggest you drop the sail and check the swivel at the top first, see if it's spinning freely and all intact before you start testing other parts of the system.

Other obvious potential issues would be the a catch in the feed line, jamming in the drum etc.

Mark

CS30 - Prosecco

Deep Cove, Nova Scotia


There is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval.
  - George Santayana

On 2017-08-09 4:00 PM, Danny Haughey via CnC-List wrote:
Hello all,

I'm having some trouble with my old Harken Roller furler. It seems to get stuck whne unfurling the sail. It doesn't take much to get it past the sticking point and I can still roll it in by hand without too much effort. I'm going down in Saturday to play around with it. Do any of you have any advice on diagnosing this or what I should check?

Thanks in advance!

Danny

Mattapoisett, MA


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