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Re: behind mast furler

Based on the few responses for a behind the mast furled I guess they are somewhat rare. We purchased a PSC 37 yawl and it came with a in-mast or actually a behind the mast furler enclosed in an aluminum extrusion riveted to the mast. It is a Selden unit and was professionally installed by the previous owner. It required the main sail to be cut down to work with the furler and it is loose footed. The Selden furler works great in our experience with it and it makes furling and reefing very efficient from the cockpit. We do feel the extra weight aloft could be an issue because the Lefeill spars are substantial anyway but for cruising it is very nice and mast bend is not something we need for performance.
I attached a photo to give a look at the system.

Curtis Smith
s/v Cilantro
PSC 37 #334
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