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Old 10-30-2012
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Re: in mast furling issues?

Don't be afraid of a modern in-mast furler. Very old and original furlers were less reliable. They make it substantially easier to sail and you'll find you are much more willing to "give it a shot" when others are just motoring.

As far as dropping the sail, that can be a pain. It often requires that you remove a plate on the mast to reach in to undue the head and tack shackles. Dropping them inside the spar is often a risk. Doing it while in heavy seas could be very difficult. We assume, if we had to drop the main in heavy seas, that we would just dump it on the deck and lash it all down.
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Last edited by Minnewaska; 10-30-2012 at 12:42 PM.
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