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Replacing foil on rod rigged boat

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J-120 with a harken Mark II unit 1. Bent the bottom foil pulling rig forward, using sheets on furled jib. (I know, but we are lazy) trying to replace it. The adjustable foil came off fine, the connector will not fit over the cold head. Anybody have a solution that does not involve cutting cold head off? 


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Harken has a 'split connector' - a two piece connector that fastens together around the h/s. Very carefully cut old connector off. Or leave it on - your choice. Otherwise, there is no escaping having to re-head the rod.

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Harken used to make a split TOP connector, but not any more. 

You probably should just replace the rod rigging which has to be 15 years old with a new piece of 8mm dyform; then you can replace whatever broken parts you need, and NOT have to take all the foil joints apart. 

Bam Miller 

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