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post #6 of Old 11-10-2009
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Depends a lot on the sailing that you do. Furlers are a great convenience for what 80% of what boats do. I've been sailing all my life and use hank-ons because I want to change jibs for different conditions. Furlers may have gotten better but I've found them sub-optimal when partially rolled out in strong winds. A furler won't work as a storm jib. You're probably not going out intentionally in winds over 25 kts.
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