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post #3 of Old 07-02-2007
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Simon, most pure sailors who have main sail furling that I have talked to said initially, they would change back to slab reefing, but have said once they tried it they would never go back. It has the potential problems that SD mentioned but it also has the significant advantage of convenience making it far more likely you will sail and that's what it's all about. BTW, nobody I've talked to has had a jam. I think SD overstates his case and could take out the "muches" out of his last sentence, IMHO. I would suggest you try it for awhile and make your own decision.
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