Third reef. Stbd side of furler drum has moved closer to the white bulkhead.
DON'T DO THIS i.e., remove drum plates first. See log. Will need the drum plates to unfreeze the drum hub. It is impossible to wiggle out the front plate with the back plate still trapped by the hub.
Furling drum aft plate - showing severe wear caused by distorted plate rubbing on the fairing
23 wraps on the furling drum with no load. Have just reassembled the rebuild-straightened drum plates with thread inserts in forward plate
Furling drum plate M8 screws are pulled out of thread inserts by jamming force