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Trailoring & transporting a Furler

I am ordering a CDI FF2 with Balls (bearings that is) and trying to assemble a easy way to transport rather than straping to mast. Any thoughts on how to?

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I am ordering a CDI FF2 with Balls (bearings that is) and trying to assemble a easy way to transport rather than straping to mast. Any thoughts on how to?
Most boats I've seen using furlers leave the furler fixed to the bow fitting and disconnect the stay, complete with rolled headsail. The stay/headsail is then strapped to the mast.

If the headsail is new or you're going some distance, remove the entire stay (both ends) and roll the stay + headsail into a coil, tie it up and shove the whole lot into a sail bag for stowage below.

In either case, the furler stays on deck..

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