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Re: Rolling furling head sail for R26. Please Help
No matter where you buy your sail, expect a 6-8 week delivery time. This applies to local and online lofts as far as we've seen. The conversion would be quicker.
Profurl is a recognized brand, seemingly more popular in Europe, but a lot of serious round the world types have used it.
To maximize your sailing time, install the furler sooner rather than later (early in the off season, before you put the boat away for winter) and order the sail so it's ready when you splash. Have one of your old sails converted so if there are delays you're not 'stuck'... keep in mind the luff of the old sail will need shortening likely so again it's something that can't be done until the furler's in place and measurements can be made.
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