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Re: Had the boat two days, two problems already...
I wouldn't put roller furling on a Catalina 22. Get two foresails, a jib in the 135-150% size range and another in the 100-110% size range. A hank-on headsail is really easy to manage on this size of boat, and the 100% headsail will sail a whole lot better than a 135% rolled down to 100%. Since storage space is tight on a 22' boat it's worth getting a jib-bag that can cover a hank-on sail while it is still hanked on. Save that investment for the next boat
That's good to know, thank you. The boat came with four headsails, from a storm jib to a 170 drifter. Roller furling is very handy, but very expensive.... I may well stay with the hank on.
I do want a main cover though. The previous owner kept the main below and rigged it all up every time he sailed. I would like to make it easier than that.