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Re: budget estimate for adding roller furling???
A couple of thoughts: Halyard wrap is only an issue if you make it one. There are quite a few ways to address the issue and a proper furling installation should remove any potential issues. To me proper installation includes getting the foil as far up the headstay as possible, and having the sail cut/pendants installed so that it gets a full hoist. On most boats that will be good enough, but occasionally you'll need to change the halyard lead angle with a restrainer.
When sizing a furling system, headstay size and length are the critical components. Some units will have boat length recommendations as well, but those are secondary to the headstay length and size.
1978 Ranger 28 and a fleet of Mini 12's.
Ropes and rigging and splicing, oh my!