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What kind of furler / boat?
What kind of furler and what size boat do you have? That will have an impact on the furling performance.
My first boat was a Catalina 22 with a Profurl unit. It was easy to do because the system worked well and the sail was small. My next boat was a newport 28 with a Furlex. That unit took more effort to furl because the sail was bigger. it was still easy to do because I liked how the Furlex worked.
My current boat is an O'day 35 with a Hood furler. This is not easy to furl at all, it requires a lot of effort. I think the problem is the Hood unit. It was originally a Line Drive (continuous line) system that was later modified to a single line (SL) system. The line has the core stripped to it fits on the drum, but it frequently binds when I try to furl the sail. Part of the problem is that the sail (a 50 genoa) is much larger than the other sails. I may need to make some adjustments to stay / halyard tension.
Deep Blue C, 2002 C&C 110
Mt. Sinai, NY
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