Originally Posted by mrkeith
will this work? or is the cut of the two types of sails too different to work well? thanks
The first thing you should do is get a quote from a sailmaker as to the cost of adding hanks, and recutting the luff if necessary. I would think you may find the cost of retrofitting to hanks would cover a large part of the purchase of a new sail. Depending on the age and quality of the sail you have, you might be better off buying new.
As to the issues mentioned above, you need to figure out whether the sail was built originally for roller furl, or converted from hanks...if not built for roller furling, the other issues are moot.