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CDI Flexible Furler Gear Kit C-28, C-30 Std Rig

Part #: K1775
The flexible furler is a hassle-free "set and forget" reefing system.

It never needs maintenance, includes ball bearings, and is durable enough to withstand most any mishap. The luff was designed to maintain proper sail shape in the reefed mode and to reef safely even if high winds force you to use a winch.

The once stainless steel furler cup is now ABS plastic with a UV inhibitor and durable chrome plating.

It features:
• Low price
• Virtually indestructible one-piece plastic luff
• Internal self contained jib halyard
• Very easy installation
Suitable for:

• Catalina 28 (when equipped with a 1/4" diameter forestay)
• Catalina 30 standard rig
We have upgraded the furling gear kit to make it completely "bullet proof". Our furling gear kits include everything you need for a proper installation without making five trips to the hardware store!

Here' s what we include:
• Complete Flexible Furler with halyard.
• Pulpit mounted block leads the line into the furler.
Stanchion mounted fairleads lead the line aft to the cockpit. No drilling required!
• Cockpit mounted cleat.
• Furling line, 5/16" x 70', Very Low Stretch, white with blue marker
• Fasteners for the cleat.

1) The length of the foil in this system is designed to be compatible with the luff length of an original, hank-on sail. The foil will not reach all the way to the top of the forestay, so check the length of the luff of any sail you want to modify for furling. The length of the foil in this system is 39' 3". That makes the installed length about 7" short of full hoist and compatible with a maximum luff length of about 39' 3" (without notching the luff tape at the tack to allow the tack of the sail to come below the top of the torque tube). Typically this is adequate for a hank on sail that is converted to furling as the sail loft must trim the luff length to accommodate a furler anyway. If you want to maximize the hoist with 6" to 8" of additional luff length, choose the furler for the tall rig Catalina 30 offered below under "May we also suggest" and trim off the excess foil length at installation.

2) The luff of your sail may need to be modified to be compatible with the furler. You can take your sail to your local sail loft or Catalina Direct can arrange for the conversion. See "May we also suggest" below for prices of luff conversion. We highly recommend completing the furler installation before modifying the sail. Measure the installed furler in order to provide the maximum luff length dimension to the sailmaker.

3) This item does not conform to the shipping table in the Shopping Cart. Additional shipping must be calculated. When you place your order we always call with a shipping quote before billing your card. For a quote in advance, just call 800/959-7245.

4) A 50% nonrefundable deposit will be billed when your furler order is accepted. The balance will be billed when the product ships.

5) When you order this special order item it sets off a chain of events like Willie Wonka in the chocolate factory. Once you turn the valve the chocolate is coming down the pipe. If you then decide you want caramel, the chocolate is still going to come out of the pipe. We can't put the Chocolate back in the pipe, so someone is going to have to eat it, and it's not going to be us! Your order can't be canceled, returned, or magically changed into caramel, so please order carefully the first time!