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post #106 of Old 03-25-2013
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Re: Mostly singlehanded...what lines should I run aft?

Investigated in boom furling at some length. Already had in mast furler jam on a trip back from Bermuda so had no interest. You give up some sail shaping but both the schaefer and leisurefurl are now quite reliable with the bugs worked out. If that's what it takes to keep you on the water go for it. Personally, very conservative. Went with singleline reefing and a power winch. Therefore, don't have to head into the wind to reef and have mainsail set up so can tie in a reef even if system fails. Still give up some sail shaping. Think designing or modifying your boat for personal convenience is great as long as you realize you need to be able to run the boat if that system fails.

s/v Hippocampus
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