Jimmy Green Marine offer a range of accessories e.g. blocks and fairleads from Harken, Profurl and Selden to successfully complete the installation of your continuous furling line.
Continuous furling lines need an end to end (also known as continuous) splice to create an endless loop. Ideally, the splice should not increase the rope diameter so that the entire length can pass around the wheel and through the blocks/fairleads without causing any snagging or abrasion issues. Continuous furling lines require a tight weave outer jacket in order to prevent any slack building up on entry to the wheel. Marlow MGP 50 Continuous Sheet has been expressly designed and constructed for end-to-end spliced control lines MGP 50 is available to purchase with or without a professional splice, provided by the Jimmy Green Rigging Team.
Continuous Furling Lines are generally led aft to the cockpit or at least to a position on the aft quarter accessible from the cockpit.
N.B. Arrange the furling line routing so that it will reach the appropriate winch at the correct angle.
Take-Ups or Tidies Shock cord, also known as bungee, can be a very useful addition to any onboard rigging system as a 'take-up' or 'tidy' The elasticity in the shock cord will keep lines taut and tidy when not in use by 'taking-up' the slack For continuous furling lines, it will prove worthwhile having a sheave type fitting reeved onto the line before it is spliced. If you are simply running the double line back along the side deck, the slack can be tidied up to e.g. the pushpit or a stanchion base on the after deck. Low Friction Rings are really useful for this sort of application. If you don't reeve a block or a friction ring onto the line before the splice is completed, you may need a much more expensive snatch block. Double Lead Blocks, Fairleads and Jammers with opening/closing mechanisms, which allow the line to be retro-fitted, are available to run the furling line along the stanchion bases.