In boom furling?
This may be a dumb question but why is it that anytime somebody talks about main sail furling they talk about in mast furling?
I would think that in boom furling would have some advantages over the mast version:
- shorter rod means easier furl
- the weight is lower and smaller
- it's more like an infinite reefing system.
To me the last point, the fact that when you reef you bring the sail down, would mean that in-boom furling would give a lot more reefing options.
Am I wrong? Are in-boom reefing not available?