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Re: Add Roller Furling: Cost estimates
It is my wife, not me, who wants the furling in the first place. She thinks I'm gonna get tossed right off the foredeck some day. I am perfectly happy with a hank-on solution for our 3 headsails; 150, 130 and 110. The downhaul is a good compromise... we have one on our little 17 foot daysailer and can dowse that jib in 5 seconds.
I just need some ammo that says roller furling is expensive, hard to install and breaks all the time!
Looking for reasons not to: it will be expensive when you figure you will have to change the luff tape and add cover material on all three jibs. unless the the 110 has battens and then you will not be able to use it unless you go to soft or vertical battens, even more money.
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