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Old 02-22-2013
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Asymmetrical - sock or furler

I was thinking of ordering a sock for my asymm. However I came across a Harken model1852 furler that is on sale for $600.

Harken Staysail and Gennaker Furling

It only requires that you splice a line from the head to the tack and can theoretically be used with other sails.

I've used a sock, but not a furler. Given a choice, which would you use?
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Re: Asymmetrical - sock or furler

those furlers are for a gennaker or staysail. the sail has to have a tight luff to be furled. if you have a asymm with a loose luff then you will need a Top down type furler. also the line used from the tack to the head needs to be a special torque rope so it will wind up without twisting. when set up correctly the furler is way better then a sock. don't think Harken makes a top down. the Karver and Colligo top down furlers work the best.
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Re: Asymmetrical - sock or furler

I would also toss the selden top down furler in the mix. It isn't as good as the karver, but works fine. And is about half what karver wants for theirs.

As for sock vs furler. There is no question the furler is much easier, much slicker, and doesn't require a trip to the bow to use.
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