Originally Posted by KIVALO
I did a quick search about this and couldn't find what I was looking for. It would seem that in-mast furling has become vastly more common than in-boom furling. There must be a reason and my question is what is that reason? I have no intention of installing either on my boat, I was merely curious.
Of course if my assessment is wrong someone please correct me on that.
Thanks in advance.
With an inboom furler the mainsail can have both roach and full battens. This comes at the expense of having less or no control on the outhaul. THe other advantage is both in mast and in boom furlers can jam but with an in boom furling system it is usually possible to lower the sail even if jammed. In boom furlers are much more expensive.