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Question Roller Furlers...help

I am researching furling units for our boat (Tartan 37) and looking for advice. I noticed that 11 of the 12 Americas Cup boats are using Harken...are they giving them away (PR) or are they that good?


Here is a list of roller furlers...please rate them for design/quality, 1 to 5, 5 being best.

Furler Rating
Hood ?
Profurl 4
CDI 3
Schaefer 5
Harken 5
Alado ?
Spin Tec ?
Facnor ?
Furlex ?

And yes...I'm hankin em on now, but with two little ones (2 year old and newborn) I need to be able to single hand

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T have you ever heard of Facnor ???

Probably one of the best, served many Volvos, and ACC's also. I believe Charleston Spars deals them in the US.

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T have you ever heard of Facnor?
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I only know Profurl Harken and Facnor.

I went with Facnor (5) for several reasons, one being the dimensions, the price of custom (Harken was NUTS!!!!) the after sales support in Europe, and most of all, they had the lowest assembly to the deck..

Harken (4,5)is also veru good but $$$$$ more than worth...and Profurl (4) is more oriented towards cruising.

Facnor supplies Grand Soleil, Dehler, X Yachts and all the French boats see refernce list here and here
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Your also missing Furlex, who makes a pretty good unit if you're cruising. Facnor, IMHO, is more geared towards the racing crowd.

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Your also missing Furlex, who makes a pretty good unit if you're cruising. Facnor, IMHO, is more geared towards the racing crowd.
Nahhh they make everything for everyone...Customer service and care is 150% !!!!!!

No BS people Here's the catalogue

They have cruising range...please check

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Regarding AC boats using any particular piece of equipment...on the one hand, they are not going to mess around with less than the best. But on the other hand, are you going to get the same model as what is supplied to the AC team? A NASCAR Chevy ain't quite the same as the one in the showroom.
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CDI is basically a trailersailer rig. My boat came with a Hood Seafurl, which seems to work alright, but can't really say yea or nay on a new one.

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Xort...absolutely right....

But they develop their stuff in the ACC's and Volvos etc.

Where do you thing torlon balls, carbo blocks, R1 series etc. where developed?? In Benetaus??

Please see here the Cruising range of Facnor...hope I got it right now!!
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Your also missing Furlex, who makes a pretty good unit if you're cruising. Facnor, IMHO, is more geared towards the racing crowd.
have edited post...thanks, knew I would forget some

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