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Flexible furlers allow you to change sails.....not exactly a cheap way to go though.... dual channel units are great too.
You mean head-foils?? Nahh.. if the sail doesn't feed into them properly and the guy on the halyard is a bit enthustiastic, you'll be wrestling with the bloody thing for hours.
There are some good furlers on the market (one or two) and they are not cheap or common, but getting the sail to furl properly and still actually set like a real sail is something that IMHO manufacturers haven't actually managed to acheive, despite trying for years.
"Honestly, I don't know why seamen persist in getting wrecked in some of the outlandish places they do, when they can do it in a nice place like Fiji." -- John Caldwell, "Desperate Voyage"