Originally Posted by hellosailor
A sail change would have been easier. This boat just had the 150 aboard, so if we wanted a sail, we had to rethread the %$@ furler not just haul down the sail. And that was a job best done by "first, unscrew the itty bitty screw under the furling drum and try not to drop it into the ocean". No doubt you know the drill.
That's why I liked the Sheaffer Furlers I had on my last 2 boats with open access to jammed lines and no screws to screw with to replace the furling line. I have a Furlex now and would gladly trade for a Sheaffer of the same size. Except for the - Big - friction difference at maybe 10 to 1 over regular hanks of sliding a different sail up the slot just carry a few smaller furler luff taped sails for when it hits the fan and the furler can't do what needs to be done.