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Question 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?

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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.
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I had one on previous boat. Very happy with it. Well built. Easy to use and maintain.
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Any issues when reefing?
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None at all. I liked it better than the furlex on my current boat.
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Thanks for the info! Clearly, it's a contender.
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