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post #9 of Old 04-21-2013
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Re: Dousing headsails in breeze when the main is down?

Maybe my 60s vintage furling is antiquated compared to newer rigs. Don't you guys have trouble rolling up when there is wind in the sail? I can only roll up effectively when the sail is luffing (or close to it). When I roll in some headsail, I always need to head up to relieve the tension. It seems like when the forestay is deflected from wind pressure, this must be the case with any furler.??

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