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Old May 26th 05, 01:39 PM
Jason
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I am considering adding a roller furler to my C&C 27. I mostly cruise on
inland lakes, and Lake Ontario. The flexible foil of the CDI looks like it
may be an advantage for me since I make an annual trip through the Erie
Canal (NY Barge canal) and I'm concerned that an aluminum extrusion may get
damaged.

Does anyone have any thing good or bad to say about the CDI furlers? Should
I consider others?

Thanks,
Jason



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Old May 26th 05, 01:54 PM
John K Kudera
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My CDI furler is 21 years old, I serviced and changed the plastic bearings 6
years ago, still works great. I will buy another, if this fails.
This is on a 34' boat in salt environment.
"Jason" wrote in message
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I am considering adding a roller furler to my C&C 27. I mostly cruise on
inland lakes, and Lake Ontario. The flexible foil of the CDI looks like it
may be an advantage for me since I make an annual trip through the Erie
Canal (NY Barge canal) and I'm concerned that an aluminum extrusion may get
damaged.

Does anyone have any thing good or bad to say about the CDI furlers?
Should I consider others?

Thanks,
Jason





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Old May 26th 05, 02:49 PM
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Mine too is over 20 years old and is still working well. The Plastic
drum is getting old and brittle but is still serviceable. This is in a
26' boat in fresh water

Matt

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Old May 26th 05, 04:41 PM
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Jason wrote:
I am considering adding a roller furler to my C&C 27. I mostly cruise on
inland lakes, and Lake Ontario. The flexible foil of the CDI looks like it
may be an advantage for me since I make an annual trip through the Erie
Canal (NY Barge canal) and I'm concerned that an aluminum extrusion may get
damaged.

Does anyone have any thing good or bad to say about the CDI furlers? Should
I consider others?


CDI is definitely the most bang for the buck. We had one for ten years
and it was basically as good as new when we sold the boat. If you're
going to take the mast down on a regular basis, it's a good choice.

One issue is the straightening of the foil extrusion. These things are a
PITA to get straightened and they will not (contrary to much advice I
heard just before installing ours) 'self-straighten' on the rig.

Fresh Breezes- Doug King

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Old May 26th 05, 04:58 PM
jeannette
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On Thu, 26 May 2005 08:39:06 -0400, "Jason"
wrote:

I am considering adding a roller furler to my C&C 27. I mostly cruise on
inland lakes, and Lake Ontario. The flexible foil of the CDI looks like it
may be an advantage for me since I make an annual trip through the Erie
Canal (NY Barge canal) and I'm concerned that an aluminum extrusion may get
damaged.

Does anyone have any thing good or bad to say about the CDI furlers? Should
I consider others?

Thanks,
Jason



I have one on my 32 feet Bristol. I installed it single handed without
any problems. It has never given any problems in the 28 knots of San
Francisco Bay. It's now in Baja California where it still works as
new.



Jeannette
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Bristol 32, Puerto Escondido, Mexico
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Old May 27th 05, 02:17 PM
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I like mine on my 28' S2. I have put it up and taken ot off twice, no
problem once you figger it out.

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Old May 28th 05, 12:37 AM
Rosalie B.
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DSK wrote:

Jason wrote:
I am considering adding a roller furler to my C&C 27. I mostly cruise on
inland lakes, and Lake Ontario. The flexible foil of the CDI looks like it
may be an advantage for me since I make an annual trip through the Erie
Canal (NY Barge canal) and I'm concerned that an aluminum extrusion may get
damaged.

Does anyone have any thing good or bad to say about the CDI furlers? Should
I consider others?


CDI is definitely the most bang for the buck. We had one for ten years
and it was basically as good as new when we sold the boat. If you're
going to take the mast down on a regular basis, it's a good choice.

One issue is the straightening of the foil extrusion. These things are a
PITA to get straightened and they will not (contrary to much advice I
heard just before installing ours) 'self-straighten' on the rig.

Fresh Breezes- Doug King


Our sails are Hyde Streamstay on the jib, CDI Flexfurl on the Staysail
and a CDI Furler on the main. The jib and the main came from the PO
that way and so is 10-15 years old, and we installed the staysail
furler about 4 years ago.

The foil comes rolled up like a hula hoop. We put it in the driveway
in the sun (summer) with the cars parked on the ends to help it
straighten, and then rolled it the opposite way for awhile. When we
did that, Bob's hand slipped and it snapped back and caught him a
severe blow on the cheek bone and almost took his eye out.

It was still a little wavy when we installed it, but it has
straightened now.

The furler on the main broke the delron bearing, and CDI sent us some
more delron to make another one as they no longer made that model.
Don't remember whether it was free or low cost. One of the metal
furler parts fractured, which we didn't really find out about until we
took the sails off this past winter. They've sent Bob the stuff to
repair it.

There are some pictures at:
http://www.photoworks.com/share/shar...BEC1BBDF&cb=PW
They are #28, 29, 30 and 31 (of 42). I think you will have to launch
the slide show and page through the rest of the pictures to get to
those. It starts out with a new pumpout fitting that Bob installed
and has the aft cabin bunk modification with additional storage that
he installed before you get to the furler. You can make the pictures
in the slide show bigger by clicking on the right side.


grandma Rosalie

S/V RosalieAnn, Leonardtown, MD
CSY 44 WO #156
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