- Install the furling line onto the drum by first feeding it through the fairlead on the cleat and then through the middle size hole on the top of the drum.
Tie a figure eight knot in the end of the line.
Examine the lay of the wire in the luff of your reacher. You want to roll the line on the drum in the direction that tightens the lay of the wire when the line is pulled and the sail is rolled up. Damage to the luff wire may result if the furling line is rolled on the wrong way.
- Attach furling drum to the tack of the sail by inserting the clevis pin on top of the drum through the tack of the sail.
- Attach the top swivel to the head of the sail in the same manner as the furling drum was installed. The end of the swivel with out the two “J” shaped rods goes on the sail.
- On the bottom of the furling drum is a screw pin shackle. Remove the snap shackle fro the bridle traveller block replacing it with screw pin shackle (on new rigs there will be no snap shackle.) If the snap shackle is used the furler will turn the shackle rather than roll up the sail.
- Tie the halyard around the clevis pin at the other end of the top swivel from the sail.
- Tie the sheets to the clew of the sail.
- Hoist the sail until the halyard is good and snug.
- To furl the sail, release all tension on the sheets. Pull the small diameter line on the furling drum. This rolls the sail around its luff wire. When the sail is completely rolled up cleat the line to prevent the sail from unrolling.
- To keep the furling line from going overboard stuff it behind the compression tube into the end of the trampoline sleeve.
- To unfurl the sail, pull the furling line out of the trampoline sleeve and then uncleat it. Pulling on the appropriate sheet will unfurl the sail.
- The sail will last longer if it is stowed loose. This allows air to get it. The sail an be stowed temporarily by lowering its furled and coiling it up like a hose.
- The reacher does not have a protective leech that keeps the sun from damaging the sail if left up while the boat is not in use. Therefore, remove the furled reacher when not using the boat. If the sail is damp, put it away unfurled so that air can get to it.
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