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Old 07-02-2007
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As far as the issue of jamming, which seems to be the main issue, the average headsail furler Is raked at about 110 deg against the Mains 90 deg (not a big difference, just a poled out genoa). I have only had one serious jam with a headsail, it was just a matter of freeing the sheet in the furling drum, in a big swell (Not nice, pass the quells) I would envisage if there was a jam in the mains system it should again be in the drum but at least it would be inboard the boat.
I have an open mind on this as a couple of boats I’m interested in have been fitted with the behind the mast furling.

Please keep going with the banter I need to be convinced either way.
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