Furling Trouble

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© Tanguy de Lamotte / Initiatives-Coeur
© Tanguy de Lamotte / Initiatives-Coeur

Tanguy de Lamotte had a spot of bother yesterday. Read his account here.


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  1. Look closely at the close-up pic of the T-20 on the Vendee site – the swivel has been welded to fix the bail at 90deg from the shackle jaw. If the Tylaska can't swivel, it will side-load and break. Glad it wasn't a gear destroyer, but this could have been avoided.

  2. For right or wrong, the point of welding up the tylaska is to stop the drum from rotating when unfurling which can cause a big old mess with the furling line.

  3. No question, it can't swivel. A "friction block" (essentially a chunk of metal with smoothed holes in it) is the right piece of hardware for this. KZ Marine make the most commonly used ones.

  4. There has to be a better way. I'm curious what Tylaska has to say about the photos and this usage.

  5. Just goes to show how hard rigging and boat repair is, especially when you're out on the water. Thanks for sharing this!

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