Furlex is a great furler and right up there with Pro-Furl, Schaefer & Harken. The nice thing about the Furlex is that it comes as a complete kit with a new head stay included. My only complaint with my Furlex 200S was that the black plastic turned a grayish white in about three years due to UV...
Oh man hopefully that doesn't happen but as of now I am just happy to have a working furling unit as well as bright and shiny new standing rigging.
Oh PS I just replaced my shaft packing with GORE GFO based off your site and posts and my shaft problems after packing with PTFE flax 3 weeks ago are gone! Thanks for that.