{Stus-List} Fwd: Roller Furler Foil Reinforcement

Bob Moriarty bobmor99 at gmail.com
Wed Jun 10 15:06:32 EDT 2009


Thanks Jeff,

Hood/Pompanette has nothing available - other than the new, improved
SeaFurl5 with an attractive discount.
With the recent repair, I'm "good enough to go". I was just thinking about
making the minor enhancement of somehow reinforcing the weakened joint.

--Bob

On Wed, Jun 10, 2009 at 2:46 PM, Jeff Cole <cnclists at sailmasala.com> wrote:

> For a longer term fix to the foil, is it possible to obtain replacement
> sections of the Hood foil?  If not new, there must be some units going to
> the scrap heap as people upgrade or modernize. Not that there is necessarily
> anything wrong with these units.
>
> A few years ago I did some dis-assembly and re-assembly of my then 15 year
> old Harken foil, and it was relatively straightforward.  Dunno about the
> Seafurl system though.
>
> Cheers,
>
> Jeff
> 1979 C&C Landfall 38 "Masala"
>
>
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>  From: Bob Moriarty <bobmor99 at gmail.com>
>> To: cnc-list <cnc-list at cnc-list.com>
>> Date: Wed, 10 Jun 2009 14:16:37 -0400
>> Subject: Re: {Stus-List} Roller Furler Foil Reinforcement
>> Last idea. Then back to work.
>> Instead, jam a slightly greater than 3/16" foot-long rod up the groove.
>> Not sure about holding it in place. Maybe that's where the "jam" helps.
>>
>> On Wed, Jun 10, 2009 at 2:08 PM, Bob Moriarty <bobmor99 at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>> Correction:
>>> The thickness would be < 3/16".
>>>
>>>  On Wed, Jun 10, 2009 at 2:02 PM, Bob Moriarty <bobmor99 at gmail.com>wrote:
>>>
>>>> My Hood SeaFurl2 foil met a channel marker a few years ago. The channel
>>>> marker said "get bent", which it did. A few weeks ago, I hired a very
>>>> talented welder/metalworker/dock neighbor. He was able to straighten the
>>>> foil to the point where the swivel can now travel from top to bottom. The
>>>> only problem is that the joint close to the impact point is
>>>> still weakened. The swivel will stick a bit if there's any sort of fore-aft
>>>> or port-starboard force being applied to the foil in that area.
>>>>
>>>> The foil has twin grooves. I'm not a headsail quick-change artist and
>>>> can get by with a single groove. So, I was thinking of reinforcing the joint
>>>> by epoxying a foot-long piece of flat bar into one of the grooves at the
>>>> damaged joint. The thickness of the flat bar would be 3/16" (#6 luff tape).
>>>> The width would be around 3/8". (None of it would stand above the groove.)
>>>>
>>>> Opinions? Other ideas? First, do no harm?
>>>>
>>>> TIA
>>>>
>>>> Bob Moriarty
>>>> Ox 33-1
>>>> Jax, FL
>>>>
>>>
>>>
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