Over Hill Sailing Club
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Adirondacks NY
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Re: Should a Roller Furler be Hard?
I've found that enough tension on the stay is critical. If there is too much headstay sag, you are trying to roll along a curved surface. Just a little more tension can make a big difference. Also make sure you don't have too much line on the drum and that it is leading into the drum at an angle, as Chef said, that will distribute the line evenly and not cause a lump of line in one spot. The line can bind if the overlap is not relatively even.
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