Halyard is connected to the top part of my furler
and when there is no sail on the furler
the top piece is shackled to the furler
so it may appear that the furler
is attached to the jib
halyard. I have a Schaefer Snapfurl CF700 that has a swivel piece that connects to the head of the sail and I use the the jib
halyard to pull the luff of the sail up the foil to hoist the sail then furl it. I can easily switch from jib
to genoa this way and do not have to leave a headsail on the furler full time. I can choose the sail I want for the day and hoist it then furl it. I could easily see how someone might think the furler is connected to the halyard when there is no sail on the furler because the halyard is connected to the swivel and then the swivel shackled to the the drum so that I can pull the halyard real tight so that it does not flap in the wind and slap the mast.