Urgent - Need Feeder for Harken Mk I Furling Unit
Posted 17 February 2017 - 03:57 AM
Posted 17 February 2017 - 11:41 AM
Call your local diver?
Diver will be here this morning, but the harbor bottom is about 2 feet of silt and mud, so there isn't much hope we'll locate it.
Posted 18 February 2017 - 01:42 PM
You said a MK1 - which is a post 1987 furler - it is make from stainless steel. Feeders are still available. I actually have one on the shelf and I show that Harken has over 100 pieces - part number 812.
However, I think you are referring to the Roll Pin system. The feeder was made from black cast aluminum - they stopped making those in 1987. Good luck on finding a replacement - You might find a whole furler laying around at a boatyard but not very likely. I get calls for roll pin parts a couple of times a year and supply has really dried up.
If you only hoist the sail once a season, you can actually do without it. You will, however, have to trim your luff tape so it stops above where the feeder used to be located and be VERY careful when hoisting the sail. No wind and an extra set of hands to feed the luff tape in to the bottom edge of the foil will get the job done.
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Posted 23 February 2017 - 08:11 PM
This sounds like a problem that could be fixed with 3d printing.
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