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Should I tell my friend his Roller boom is just a bit outdated?

His boat is 70s vintage and the original main is still newish looking.. it was made to roll on his boom.. even the crank works I guess the roller boom idea had it's chance as a high tech way to reef.. I don't see it though..

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Re: Should I tell my friend his Roller boom is just a bit outdated?

If the wind is anywhere aft of the beam I still use my roller. It is quicker and easier. If the wind is forward of the beam I reef normally because the shape of the sail is much better but I like the roller reefing when I can use it. Maybe I am just lazy!

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Re: Should I tell my friend his Roller boom is just a bit outdated?

SV I was just reading they would roll towels in the sail to give it better flattening when reefed
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Re: Should I tell my friend his Roller boom is just a bit outdated?

Lots of recent mega yachts have roller boom furling.
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Re: Should I tell my friend his Roller boom is just a bit outdated?

I never heard of the towels. Like I said, I try to keep it simple. Wind aft of the beam roll, wind forward reef normally. I will admit that I don't use my roller reefing much. Usually when I reef I am pointing for some reason.

Of course there is nothing modern about my boom.

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Re: Should I tell my friend his Roller boom is just a bit outdated?

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Lots of recent mega yachts have roller boom furling.
They may have in-boom roller-furling, which is not the same thing as an authentic roller-reefing boom with a little crank that often ends up in the bottom of a dark drawer or overboard. A r/f boom requires a special set of vang jaws in order to use the vang when the sail is reefed. It is notoriously difficult to have a r/f boom mainsail set properly, because there is no outhaul to hold the leech out, and it tends to slide towards the mast. There are also issues with battens. If the topping lift is not at just the right angle when you put in the reef, the battens don't line up properly with the boom, and they can tear the sail. Though the increments can be as small as you like, it is also slow to put in or take out a reef on a r/f boom. Slab or jiffy reefing is much faster and enables reefed sails to be set better.

For the original poster - if it works for your friend, and he's happy with it, don't bother. If he's not pleased with it, or it presents issues, add some slab reefing lines and be done with it.
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Re: Should I tell my friend his Roller boom is just a bit outdated?

Why would you want to do that?
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Re: Should I tell my friend his Roller boom is just a bit outdated?

I mentioned reefing the other day he didn't know what it meant. He did think the crank for the boom was to store the sail when not being used.

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Re: Should I tell my friend his Roller boom is just a bit outdated?

If he's got a mainsail that's 40 years old and still keeps him happy, don't burst his bubble. Even sails crafted with elvish magic don't last 40 years if anyone is using them.
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Re: Should I tell my friend his Roller boom is just a bit outdated?

Face it, many consider sailing itself to be an anachronism. Why quibble over how to reef?
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