Since there's an active discussion on roller furling, I thought I might throw in a couple of questions with our set-up that have been puzzzling me for a bit..
We have a Hood Profurl - the usual thing, swivel at the top, drum at the bottom and TWIN foils.
1. I understand that twin foils allows you to hoist another sail up the inside of the existing one if you need to go up or down a gear, but.. if the headsail you have up is on the swivel, I assume you can't do that - you would never be able to lower the first one. Does that mean you need to either:
(a) use the furler like it was supposed to be used (ignoring the twin foils).
(b) use the foils (ignoring the furler) but
(c) not both?
2. To hoist the headsail on the furler, we roll the furling line right in, hoist and pull on the line to furl, but sometimes, by the end of the race, we haul on the furling line, but the drum is empty before we fully furl the sail, leaving the tail to flog all the way back to the pen. What gives? Anything I'm missing??