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Mike McCoy

I'm getting my ducks in a row to add roller furling. I've chosen the Harken furler that Bud recommends only to avoid having to replace my forestay (My forestay has toggle ends and the Harken can accept a Norseman or Sta-Lok stud).

I need to get everything I need ID'd/sorted out before I get it all shipped... it would not do to be in the middle of the install and find I need a stupid toggle, clevis pin, block, etc. Central America is not a good place to be and need such parts.

Does anyone have the Harken Unit 1 installed on their W32? If so, I have a couple questions.

1. did you incorporate a linkplate below the drum (to raise the drum off the bowsprit). If so, what length?

2. Is the Jib Halyard Restrainer block needed? It's an external, add-on 'sheeve block' at the top of the mast to lead the halyard to the top swivel. I believe it's meant to prevent the halyard wrapping around the stay?

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