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arf145 11-16-2011 04:48 PM

Alado Furler
 
I'm looking for firsthand experience, of any kind, with the Alado furler. I'm very cost sensitive right now and it looks like a decent option from what I've read. One concern I have is the behavior of that halyard alongside of the foil. Any noise or flogging? Other issues?

Thanks.

SkywalkerII 11-16-2011 05:46 PM

Used one years ago on my Tartan 27. Nicely made, easy to install, very robust. The halyards never made a peep, it worked flawlessly. I changed it out to a Furlex because I started racing and needed to make faster sail changes than it allowed. If your cruising around on the cheep, it's not a bad unit at all.

noreault 11-17-2011 08:01 AM

I had one on previous boat. Very happy with it. Well built. Easy to use and maintain.

arf145 11-17-2011 01:53 PM

Any issues when reefing?

noreault 11-17-2011 11:27 PM

None at all. I liked it better than the furlex on my current boat.

arf145 11-20-2011 10:57 PM

Thanks for the info! Clearly, it's a contender.


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