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Re: Rolling furling head sail for R26. Please Help
Your sailmaker is correct in that he needs to make measurements after the furler is installed.
We like our Harken, its got a good setup for providing access to the forestay turnbuckle in the event you wanted to inspect/adjust it from time to time. Well engineered, but be prepared to replace the stock, slippery line they provide for furling.
Also, if anchoring is something you're likely to be doing, the rigger may suggest a toggle to elevate the drum enough to clear the anchor as you haul it aboard. it's a good idea to get this right from the get-go and another reason to wait until it's all installed..
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Last edited by Faster; 09-03-2013 at 08:40 PM.