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Cruising Specialist Roller Furler???

My survey indicates the furler is a "Cruising Specialist" brand. Has anyone heard of this unit? It has an extruded foil with internal wire halyard.
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Re: Cruising Specialist Roller Furler???

CDI (Cruising Designs Inc) made furlers with internal halyards... what boat? Is it similar to this one?

http://www.sailcdi.com/sailpdf/FF7&9...ual%206_12.pdf
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Re: Cruising Specialist Roller Furler???

Thanks for the reply... that isn't it. My unit has an extruded metal foil.
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Thanks for the reply... that isn't it. My unit has an extruded metal foil.
CDI made many models. Many of the early ones had aluminum extrusions.
Post a pic for a definite ID.
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Re: Cruising Specialist Roller Furler???

On target! I went down the wrong path. It looks like a reefer rather than a furler. CDI has a couple of ancient models that look very similar. I will take some drum measurements to confirm. Still not grasping the difference between a reefer and a furler, though. Thanks for the assistance.
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.... Still not grasping the difference between a reefer and a furler, though. Thanks for the assistance.
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Today most 'furlers' are 'reefers'. Not all early 'furlers' were built to take the forces of a partially rolled up sail under pressure (or the 'rolled/furled' shape was so bad as to be unusable)... hence 'furlers' were meant to either fully deployed or fully rolled up. One claiming to be a 'reefer' was designed to deal with a partial roll, or furl. Modern roller furling units are usually able to be used 'reefed'.

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My survey indicates the furler is a "Cruising Specialist" brand. Has anyone heard of this unit? It has an extruded foil with internal wire halyard.
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I'm pretty sure a 1982 Cape Dory 25D I had, had a Cruising Specialist roller furler on it, when I bought it in 1984. I sold it in 1988 so my memory is not perfect. It worked great though.

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