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Re: Furler recommendation?
How about a "maybe steer clear of this one" recommendation? The Hood SL series.
I replaced my 30+ yr old Hood single line furler with an economical Hood SL model. It wasn't horrible and is still working several years later, however;
1. There are design flaws requiring two repairs that involved removing the lower part of the unit.
2. If you are not careful unfurling and keeping tension on the line even after it's unfurled it can create one hell of a tangle. The line can and will pop over the prongs outside the spool/drum, if you are in any kind of air and have a bit of sail rolled up as a reef good, well, good luck with that....
If I had to do it all over again, I would have gone another route.
'88 C&C 30 MKII