I have spoken with two owners of Leisure Furl units. One has a J 46, and the other has a PS 40. Both are very happy with them. Both men are in their sixties, as am I, and they feel that the their boom furlers get them out on the water more frequently than they otherwise would go.
One of the gentlemen offered hypotheses of the problems related in some of the replies here. Installation is critical, he said, as is operating technique. Finally, the sail has to be specially created for the units. Any problem with one or more of these areas can account for the difficulties, he said.
We're plunging ahead and purchasing a unit, and are choosing a boat yard with lots of experience installing them. We have been told emphatically that this is not a do-it-yourself project.
Thank you again for the input.
PS 40 #33