This is a replacement Halyard for the Cruising Design's (CDI) Flexible Furlers FF1, FF2, and FF4.
The flexible furler uses an internal halyard instead of your ship's halyard. One end of the halyard is de-cored and has a small metal ferrule swaged around it. When the sail is at full hoist, the halyard passes through the top cap then down and into the forward slot in the foil. Near the base of the furler the ferrule, still inside the forward slot, prevents the halyard from pulling out of the slot. Immediately below the ferrule, the halyard has been de-cored making it a smaller diameter. This smaller diameter line can pass out of the slot and be secured to the fitting on the drum.
To avoid having 36 feet of halyard line tied around the base of the drum, the factory intends for you to attach a "messenger line" to the halyard, which is then removed after the sail is at full hoist. This means you will only have a small amount of the halyard to tie or cleat off at the drum after the messenger line is removed.
• Capri 16
• Capri 16.5
• Capri 18
• Capri 22
• Catalina 22
• Catalina 25
• Catalina 250
• Capri 26
• Diameter: 1/4"
• Length: 36'
1) The furler was originally supplied by its manufacturer in one long length. Depending upon the boat it was installed on, the furler was trimmed in length to match the requirements of your boat's headstay. So was the halyard. This replacement halyard is also supplied for the original, full length furler. The halyard must always be trimmed in length to match the length necessary for the shortened length of your furler. The length of the halyard is always trimmed from the top end where the halyard ties to the sail, not the de-cored bottom end.
2) White line is pictured, but you may receive a different color line with your order based upon what CDI is producing at the time we place our order from them.
3) This design replaces an earlier design that had a black plastic part molded to the bottom end of the halyard. The older design was problematic and has been replaced with this new halyard. Both halyards function in the same way and are interchangeable.