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post #5 of Old 08-06-2010
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In boom furling?

Just. Say. No.

I had it once, hit a nice squall on Lake Huron and had the mandrel pull out and get jammed in the sail exit slot. Switched to slab as soon as we got home.

Also sail shape leaves something to be desired with these.

A "Dutchman" system and conventional slab reefing- that's what I'd recommend.
(Especially if you have a long boom)

"Never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity." - Robert A.Heinlein

Last edited by cormeum; 08-06-2010 at 02:12 PM.
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