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Old 11-14-2009
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Thanks Dan for the great post. There is a philosophy in Scuba diving called DIR or Doing it right. The concept is to severely reduce the risk associated with Tech diving by eliminating any superfluous equipment risks. Now as a rec diver I use what makes sense and continue to use equipment to make it easier and more comfortable. It seems to me that Roller furled mains are much the same. If you are a serious offshore sailer it seems that a standard main is really the best way to go. If you are a coastal cruiser or a week end sailer then a furled main is probably an acceptable risk. I am going to look at them in a different light now. With an open mind.
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