SM2 Roller Reefer Guide Rods

David Kurtz

As I restepped my mast, I found that not one, but both of the guide rods on the top of the roller furler were bent like pretzels.  I am somewhat mystified as to what would create that amount of force at the top of the genoa.  I cannot recall any mishaps where the unfurling and furling of the genoa went poorly or I had difficulty.  Has anyone else experienced this or have an idea as to what might have caused this?  Obviously wish to avoid this in the future!

Dave Kurtz
SM2 #380
S/V Celtic Cross

Detroit, Michigan

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