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TJK1...(LOL) Topping lift could work but is generally avoided on roller booms since it interferes with the sail when you want to reef while sailing....especially if sail has positive roach as many do and doesn't keep the boom at a fixed angle in a seaway as a solid screw type strut would. I don't think much of this particular furling system with its use of a gas strut and a high friction attachment to the mast with no articulation like Shaeffer and Liesure Furl have. It has to be extremely sensitive to the boom angle and a pain to furl without luffing up.
Last edited by camaraderie; 07-17-2007 at 08:47 AM.