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Old 05-31-2012
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Re: Track to Hank

If money is an issue then a furler will be unlikely... if you do go to a furler keep in mind most of those sails will likely need recutting because you'll lose some luff-length due to the height of the drum, and the need for room for the swivel on the foil. (still cheaper than selling and buying, though - unless the sails are due replacement anyway in which case it may be not worth putting any more money into them.)

Without a furler, luff-tape headsails are definitely a pain for singlehanded sailing. Genie's idea of adding your own hanks makes good sense.
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