Originally Posted by capta
Obviously, it would be a lot easier on all the gear if I released the forestay and stowed the staysail, stay and furler some how at the mast. When I bought the boat there were three small holes in the deck where the PO had it lashed to the shrouds and the end had chaffed the deck.
I don't see how it's possible to stow a furler at the mast...
Here's my solution, taking it out to the rail... Lots of sheer and crown to the deck helps, on most boats with a flatter sheer, the geometry just doesn't work, unless the furling drum is elevated above the deck, and a pendant makes up the difference...