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post #30 of Old 10-13-2013
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Re: Had the boat two days, two problems already...

I have a furler, and it's ok. I got it second hand, and they made me an offer I couldn't refuse. Managing the foil when taking the mast up or down is pain, and the sail shape is probably marginally worse with a furler, but it is pretty convenient.

If I had it to do over again, I probably would have stuck with hank-ons, but would have rigged a downhaul so that I could get the headsail down in a hurry from the cockpit if anything weird happened. I thought I broke my furler at the end of last season, and was fully prepared to just rip it off and go back to hanks, but it didn't die, so eh...

I'd try it without a furler for a while and see if you really need it.

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