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Re: Help with my roller furler
The prefeeder is a device that grabs onto the luff tape of the sail and helps it get into the slot on the furler. It's not necessary but helpful if you are doing this solo. Without it you'll want a person at the furler feeding the sail in. This could be you, but you'd also need to temporarily route your jib halyard forward so that you can raise the sail from the foredeck.
The feeder is the entrance to the slot at the bottom of the furler.
If there are any sailors around your marina when you do this I bet they could help. I have helped many of my slip neighbors install sails on their furlers, it really is easier with two people.
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