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Old 07-23-2004
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roller furling vs hanked on headsails

I''m curious what the more experienced people''s opinions are for a cutter-rig that either has both headsails on rollers, or has the jib on a roller and uses hanks for the staysail.

This way you can put a large 130+ on the jib, and then roll it all the way up and use the staysail, either partly furled or with a hanked-on storm sail in heavy weather.

Trade-off is of course the extra work involved in tacking the jib, but in a cruising boat tacking is often a once-a-week chore.

Thoughts?

bw
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