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post #43 of Old 07-03-2007 Thread Starter
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Thank you all for the replies. It would seem that 3 are against and 8 are for a roller furling main. I wonder if the chance of the sail bunching and jamming in the cavity of an in mast furler would be less in the behind mast furler, as the only point of contact would be between sail and the trailing edge of the mast.
I will not be racing but short handed cruising, the big positive its the safety aspect of not having to leave the cockpit to shorten sail, I can also see a reduction in the chafe factor when sailing for long periods when slab reed but this would be offset by sail shape especially when running keeping the sail off the spreaders and stay. I notice the talk about deal breakers and this may or may not influence the price leverage for the buyer.

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