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Thanks for your comments - I've been trying to come to grips with in-mast furling systems for the main - we've looked at a couple of very nice boats that have them (both IP and Caliber) - but for the reason you mention (jamming at the worst possible time and not being able to get the sail down) I just haven't been able to get comfortable with the idea.
Also appreciate your comments re: rudder configuration - I have a gut feel that a skeg hung rudder is stronger than the alternative - I wonder if any IP owners out there might have any comments on the rudder configuration of the Island Packet....