SailNet Community - View Single Post - 1990s boom furling mains
View Single Post
  #3  
Old 10-21-2013
tdw's Avatar
tdw tdw is offline
Super Fuzzy Moderator
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Sydney Australia
Posts: 15,472
Thanks: 9
Thanked 88 Times in 82 Posts
Rep Power: 10
tdw is a jewel in the rough tdw is a jewel in the rough tdw is a jewel in the rough
Re: 1990s boom furling mains

Looking at the pics, the furler looks to be an around the boom furler not in boom. If so get rid of the thing. They are without redeeming feature.

However, it is very easy to fix. I had a boat many moons ago with around boom furling and all that was required was to lock the furler in place and have the main re jigged for slab reefing. Unlike in mast furlers, around boom furled mainsail pretty much uses a standard size and cut of main.
__________________
Andrew B

"Those who do not observe the impulses of their own mind must of necessity be unhappy." Marcus Aurelius
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook