Re: Super Maramu Main Mast Furling foil Sheered
In my opinion you may be able to drop the whole thing down about 10 cm or whatever the depth of the gear, if necessary you could shorten the top lashing between the sail and the top bearing. But to strengthen the foil I would try and source an internal bushing that slides snugly up the foil. This would spread the load. There is quite a lot of torque onto that foil when furling the sail all concentrated at the bottom. To simply use the foil alone may not last very long.toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
What material should the bushing be? If it is perfectly round then the obvious choice is aluminium, machined to fit, but it could be some kind of composite material or even in a pinch, for an at sea fix a piece of hardwood until a machine shop is found.
Amelia AML 54-019