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I just purchased a chrysler 26. I am guessing the previous owner took the rolling furler with him. My genoa has no hanks on it. I either need to get a new furler( $$$) or find someplace to put hanks on my sail. anyone have any suggestions on where the best place for either one would be?

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There are many good furlers on the market for your size boat that can be installed by you.I installed a CDI roller furler on my 26 footer. I''ve been very happy with the perfomance of it.If money is an issue (with me, it seems it always is!) you should be aware that by the time you buy a furler and have luff tape installed on your genny, you will have around $1k(+/-)invested in the endeavour depending on which furler you buy,and what the loft charges for their work.I don''t know what a loft will charge you to put hanks on your sail, but hopefully this information will give you something to compare to when considering your options.Good Luck!!
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Was the furler listed in the listing details when you bought the boat? If so, it should not have been removed and you should go after the P.O. to get it replaced.
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Adding hanks is a pretty easy operation for any decent sailmaker. Plan ''B'' might be to purchase a luff foil into which you can feed the luff tape from your genoa. These are quite reasonably priced and would be the ''bee''s knees'' for a boat that size.

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well, i did some research. Putting hanks on costs about $150-$200. Luff foil is $300-$400. Furler is $750-$1000. Looks like it is new hanks for me. Thanks for all your advice everyone.
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I just put a CDI furling on my 28ft boat. It was pretty easy. I got the FF4 model with BB upgrade from Sailnet for $499.00 I saw it on sale last year and asked if I could get it at that price and they said OK.
Caution you might need a new headstay
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why would i need a new headstay?
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Will it is hard to explain. On my boat I had a swaged eye at the top end of the headstay and a swaged fork at the battom with a turnbuckle at the chainplate. I could not feed either end through the foil. I cut one end and used a staylock. Then it was short. I thought I could make it up with something on the turnbuckle but that didn''t work either. So it cost another $60
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Is the difference between BB and non BB that noticable? I am a 22 yr old with lots of strength, so if ease of retractability is it''s only function then i think i would rather save the $100.
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Suggest you go with the hanks. I don''t think it''d be worth the money to go to RF. Hanks on a 26 foot boat are very easily handled. I''m approaching 50 and still use hanked on sails on my Ranger 26. Should be no problem for someone your age.
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