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post #3 of Old 04-05-2013
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Re: behind mast furler

They can be very noisy, sail shape can be an issue as they are only supported at the mast top and above or below the boom. They are really just a vertical headsail furler. I have no idea what the major problems would be, as Stumble eludes to. For a racer, go fast to windward forget it. But for a cruiser with a cruising boat they do make sail handling easy and could extend the cruising years of the elderly, less mobile sailor.

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