Once known as Hartley18
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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Re: Furler recommendation?
I thought of something else before hitting the sack here......11pm on the left coast of NA.....how is tomorrow shaping up?...........the luff has twin grooves does it not? no use having a removable drum with out the ability to draft the new with old sail going up and down etc!
Now that I am rereading, I believe I have heard of Furlex, but not as popular as harken or lewar among other furlers local. Profurl may have some sales.......I have a feeling, you and I would go after the same basic what we want out of a furler......one of these days I may get one..........
G'day Marty. It's morning here - it'll be 30degC today but that's cooler than the 41 we had yesterday.. and as dry as a pizza oven. It's so dry here at the minute you don't actually sweat outside - it instantly evaporates off your skin - so keeping both cool and hydrated is a challenge.
Twin foils = check. Split drum = check. Internal rigging screw = (optional) check... $$$ = check.
Yep, they're not as popular as Harken (the Racers' Choice), Lewmar or even Profurl, maybe 'cause they're French
- but I know a couple of people using them and nobody here (or anyone else I know) had anything particularly bad to say about them, so I figure they must be ok... right?
I've never really taken much notice of what various different furlers people are using - although you can spot the Black Harken a mile away. Having had a Furlex pointed out to me recently the conversation went more like: "Oh.. One of those! Riiiight.."
"Honestly, I don't know why seamen persist in getting wrecked in some of the outlandish places they do, when they can do it in a nice place like Fiji." -- John Caldwell, "Desperate Voyage"