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Re: Another noob question jib and roller furling

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Originally Posted by PaulinVictoria View Post
I heard good things about the Alado furlers, never tried one myself, and the they are very well priced.
They have the same "problem" (from my point of view) as the CDI furler. The halyard is integrated into the furler, so you can't use a winch to get proper luff tension and can't really use luff tension on the fly to adjust sail draft.

That design makes them cheaper to manufacture because you don't need the top swivel.

Personally I'd rather have the hank-on sails.

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