Re: Mainsail furler gasket.

Mark McGovern

It can be a complete disaster causing the tapered roller bearing inside the furler to rust and fail completely.  This can cause the furler to seize and make it impossible to unfurl the main sail or worse, make it impossible to furl it in.  To see if yours is damaged, drop it down to manual mode.  It should be relatively easy to turn.  If it is not, you need to tear down and rebuild the furler like I had to do.

See this post I made:

And here is the entire thread on the topic:

Mark McGovern
SM #440 Cara
Belfast, ME USA

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