SailNet Community - View Single Post - Furler recommendation?

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  
View Single Post
Old 01-17-2013   #23
Once known as Hartley18
Classic30's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 4,754
Thanks: 44
Thanked 64 Times in 64 Posts
Rep Power: 9
Classic30 will become famous soon enough Classic30 will become famous soon enough
Re: Furler recommendation?

Originally Posted by blt2ski View Post
I thought of something else before hitting the sack here......11pm on the left coast of 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 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"
Classic30 is offline   Reply With Quote Share with Facebook

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:31 PM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.1.0 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2015 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
(c) LLC 2000-2012

The store is owned and operated by a company independent of the forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.