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Catalina 30 Roller Furling

I am hoping to replace the roller furling on my Catalina 30 (tall rig) and don't have tons of $ to spend.

Has anyone had any experience with Alado furlers? They look inexpensive at about $550, but I don't want to put junk on my boat. I am a novice sailor, so I can make plenty of mistakes on my own without faulty equipment lending a hand.

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Your more into the A2 size with a 30' at closer to 1K


I cant say better or worse as they do some things differently like have self contained halyards
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You might want to look at Plastimo too, thats what came on my boat and it hasnt given me any trouble (after i adjusted the PO's klodge job).

pretty reasonably priced.
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Alado furlers are generally fairly well regarded and fairly robustly built from what I've seen. I haven't used them personally, so can't comment from first-hand experience.

The self-contained halyards are generally not ideal for a larger boat, since the amount of tension you can apply to the halyard is relatively limited.
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I put an alado on my C&C 24. Loved the unit. It worked great and I would highly recommend it. In fact, I did the other day on a different thread.

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I have the Alado on my C-30 and am very happy with it. You do need to make sure that the halyard is of a very slow stretch rope. The unit seems very robust. I have not had any problems with it in winds up to 35 knots (the max I have been out in so far).
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Thanks for the input. I think I am going to try to pick up a used unit this year. Life would be so much easier if they would just move the decimal point 1 space to the left on boating equipment.
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