Boom roller furling - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  

Quick Menu
Boat Reviews  
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Marine Electronics
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here

Go Back   SailNet Community > On Board > Gear & Maintenance
 Not a Member? 
Old 09-05-2001
Senior Member
Join Date: Jul 2000
Posts: 198
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 15
rbh1515 is on a distinguished road
Boom roller furling

Has anyone had a in boom roller furling system installed on a boat under 30''. I''m always trying to make sailing more enjoyable for my wife (who has only been sailing a few years) and my two small children. Was curious how feasible it would be, what kind of costs are involved, do the systems work well, and who makes a good system.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
Old 09-05-2001
wwilson's Avatar
Chesapeake Sailor
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: Herrington Harbor, MD
Posts: 579
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 15
wwilson is on a distinguished road
Boom roller furling

Hi Rob,

The British magazine "Yachting Monthly" just did a piece on "in-boom reefing" in their September issue, pg 44. Generally favorable review, which is more than is ever said for in-mast furling!

Prices are included in the article, though you will have to convert pounds to dollars. Manufacturers reviewed were: Schaefer, Leisurefurl, ProFurl, ReefRite, Hi-Low Reefer, Sailtainer, FurlerBoom and Furlboom. Their URLs were included - let me know if you want them.

The magazine should still be on the stands.

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
Old 09-07-2001
Senior Member
Join Date: Aug 2000
Posts: 114
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 15
MikeMoss is on a distinguished road
Boom roller furling

Unless your sailing on a lake I don''t like putting expensive items on small boats.

But items like roller furling/reefing headsails and autopilots I consider necessary. You are right that sailing is hard enough already.

Consider what I do and do everything yourself. That way the wife can just relax.

For instance if you have a masthead sloop make the genoa your primary sail. Start and end sailing with it. Don''t even use the main sail unless the conditions suggest it. And if it gets windy strike the mailsail first and finish the sailing on just the genoa.

That way you can raise and lower the main on your terms and not need to get it up right away while you are at the wheel.

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook

Quick Reply

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.
User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Mariner Roller Furling jkoutras Gear & Maintenance 12 02-06-2013 11:20 PM
Hyde Roller Furling gaurre3 Gear & Maintenance 13 08-01-2010 08:16 PM
Mechanical difference between roller furling and reefing? duffer1960 Gear & Maintenance 6 10-26-2009 09:46 AM
Roller Furling Dan_T Gear & Maintenance 6 11-02-2001 11:14 AM
Roller Furling stewpee Gear & Maintenance 1 05-30-2001 04:59 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:01 PM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(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.