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    Default Power Head for furling

    I have built a new furling board and want to motorize it. The problem is finding gears for power head. Any suggestions would be so appreciated

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    I found a good selection of gears when I built my last furling jig some time ago at SDP-SI.com.

    I just checked their website and it is still up and shows quite the selection of gears. They are on the pricey side - but you get what you pay for, and I have been quite satisfied with the quality and durability of the gears purchased from them.

    John
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    Actually Mr John Scott,I was hoping you would chime in (I really respect your comments) and I'm gonna check. Again Thanks. I barely remember the board you posted pics of and that is what I would like to duplcate

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    You are quite welcome.

    Another possibility, depending on how far along you are in building a new jig, is the personal furling machine from the eclectic angler. It is currently listed as out of stock, but available on order, for $100 at www.eclecticangler.com.

    If some one just getting started intends to furl leaders for a long time, or a whole bunch of them, or wants a furling jig to pass along at some point, the eclectic angler's personal furling machine would be a great investment. It's probably about 2-3 times the cost of a set of gears from SDP-SI, but probably 20-30 times the value for a long term or high volume furler. And it is much easier to set up than any "home brew" set of gearing.

    John
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    Thanks again John for your opinion and the link. After speaking with SDP/SI I believe that is my best option.
    I'm not making them commercially, but already want at least 9 of different lengths,materials, and weights. and of course to experiment with.
    I have Kathy Scotts DVD. and have made some. but I would like uniform twists. I'm not good at timing or counting the twists on each leg. lol
    I have retired now and no longer live in Maine. I have moved to NC. So no longer targeting trout,but instead warm water species, and am down to my last 2 leaders (that are showing a lot of ware) so experimenting is key.

    Again thank you for your help John
    Mark
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    https://www.surplusshed.com

    This is where I bought my gears.

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    Thank you Charles

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