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Re: single vs continuous line furling
On my gal's Pearson26 we have a continuous line (old hood IIRC). We hate it. The line always jumps the wheel and jams or the line comes completely out. It does work a bit better if there is back pressure, however it still screws up. We have not had one sail where this does not happen.
At first I thought it was because the line diameter was to small. So I've tried two other diameters. No bueno.
The first chance we get to convert to a single line drum it will happen. Although it's pretty old and I'm not sure what to even (or where to) get a conversion.
Just my 2c :-)