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post #14 of Old 02-05-2007
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To each his own. Oviously there are pro and con's for each method. We all have different need as sailors, no right or wrong. What do we want out of our sails, convenience or performance or both. I had Hunter 25 wth a loose footed main that had jiffy reefing loved it. Now a Beneteau 32 with in mast furling. It jammed on me once, headed down wind rolled it up from the clew best I could a lashed to the mast with a spare halyard. Love it. With less time on my hands for sailing with a growing family I op for the in mast furling I'd rather be sailing in 20 seconds. 10 for the furling jib and 10 for the furling in-mast main. As far as reefing just as easy I'll be it a little longer. Do you want performance well this isn't the right set up for you or even close. Would I sail on your boat Hell ya. Peace and happy sailing. Great Topic, enjoyed it.
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