Originally Posted by cutterorient
FWIW, I sailed on a boat from Bermuda to NY with an in mast furler and that pretty much made up my mind. Even the owner didn't fully trust it and it was stock from the factory on a french boat starting with j. The leech was thrashed and made noise the entire way, sail shape was poor. Any convenience seemed offset by a nagging feeling of uncertainty.
What was the name of the boat? We had a Jeanneau with a roller furling main on our rally last year, they had some real weather (a gale) and reported no problems. Just curious if it's the same boat.