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post #27 of Old 11-16-2009
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My boat had inmast furling when I bought her. Replaced the mast after one season. I didn't like the weight of the mast (almost 400 lbs), the depth of the section, and the lack of roach on a battenless sail. The rig was noisy at anchor when the wind blew. Furling or reefing was a bit of a chore when the wind pipped up. Finally,the boat's performance really suffered with this set up.I replaced the rig with a carbon spar 4 1/2 ft higher (160 lbs) and now have a Selden boom with single line reefing together with a dutchman. The main is full batten and is on a Harken batt car system. Reefing lines and main halyard lead back to the cockpit. This system has worked very well.

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