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Re: Another noob question jib and roller furling
You really want roller furling, if you plan to do any cruising. Otherwise, you have to hank the jib on and have it bunch up on the foredeck, ready to hoist. That's where it goes when you're ready to drop it as well, which means someone is out there doing it each time. It gets wet, you should really take it off when you go home. A furler is easier to reef as well, in a pinch.
They're not hard to add, but will be expensive compared to buying a boat that already has one.
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