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I looked at Alado but didn't like the external halyards.

Other than that, it has a good reputation in our neck of the woods (26 to 34 ft).
I ended up with CDI because of the internal halyard. When beating, I didn't need the extra noise of a flapping halyard the full length of the forestay.
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Other than that, it has a good reputation in our neck of the woods (26 to 34 ft).
I ended up with CDI because of the internal halyard. When beating, I didn't need the extra noise of a flapping halyard the full length of the forestay.
I'm with jimq26. I actually bought the CDI furler for budget reasons. Our local agent in Annapolis is excellent and this was further incentive. In addition, CDIs have a good reputation with my friendly local marine services guy who recommended it. I have been very pleased with it so far.

Incidentally, I find it hard to believe that some posters get so hot under the collar about a ****in' furler. Get a life, guys!!

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Yes, Yes. We don't need it and it takes away from the value of the exchanges.
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as it has lasted 25 years BUT it is definetely not bullet proof or forever lasting .
Well, that certainly brings up an interesting point. Of course, if one thinks about it, a piece of metal being subjected to the kind of stresses that sailing inflicts, is doing great if it lasts for 25 years.

So should we all be replacing our roller furlings long before catastophic failure ocurrs? If so, when would that be?

And wouldn't this replacement policy apply to everything else? What's the expected lifespan of a mast? Mine is 35 years old.

Yikes!!
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