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post #9 of Old 10-05-2008
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You can use your existing sails with a furler installed. There's no need to install a forestay if that's all you're trying to accomplish.

Have a local sailmaker remove the hanks and sew on a luff tape. The luff tape fits in the groove on the furling unit's foil and is hoisted that way.

This is common for racer/cruiser types that have a racing set of sails but also like the convenience of the furler when they're not racing.


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