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Re: two used roller furls - which one to buy?

...and remember you need cash left over to modify the sail luff to fit your furler (whichever one you choose), and you may need a new forestay, depending on your existing forestay construction. More than likely if you pick the CDI, but also possible with the Furlex.
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Re: two used roller furls - which one to buy?

..also adding a furler often interferes with an anchor on a bow roller (reduced clearance/space to launch and retrieve) so often a toggle or spacer needs to be added to make this workable.. also necessitating a shortened forestay. Mechanical end fittings can make this an easier thing to do, but in any case if the rigging is of indeterminate age replacing the forestay while you're at it is a pretty good idea.
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Re: two used roller furls - which one to buy?

You cannot add sections to the foil of the CDI. The foil is a single piece and is cut to fit the head stay. So the cost of a new foil will have to be factored into the deal. Also CDI makes several models based on size of boat and length of head stay, so you need to be sure which model it is. My CDI has performed faultlessly for over five years and I don't have to worry about corrosion at the joints of the foil, which is a big problem down here.
However, it would be nice to have a double sail track in the foil to facilitate sail changes.
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Re: two used roller furls - which one to buy?

CDI furlers were also available with aluminum foils. I have the foils from one taking up space in my basement. From that photo we can't tell if this one has aluminum or plastic foils.

Halyard wrap is not a big deal, just add a wrap preventer if your halyard angle ends up matching the forestay angle.

I agree that I'd rather have the Furlex than the CDI. I also kind of like hank-on sails though and sometimes wonder why I bothered with the cost, weight, and hassle of roller furling.
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