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I don't know anything about sailing but I traded an 1997 Heritage soft tail Harley for a 30 ft alberg.

A friend said I should look into a roller furling system any idea what to look for on a budget.
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I sail an Alberg 30 and i do not have a roller and probably wont ever have one. Just a personal preference. if the boat has a good selection of headsails than i would not bother. this was the case with my A30 when i purchased her. Just a note she can carry alot of head sail. I usually use a 140 for everything under 20kts and 160(No1) below 15kts, 15-20 140 jib and reefed main balances her out well for me. She is tender and I have always been told to reef early, and i usually do over 15kts, keep the misses happy and the sail enjoyable. Anything over twenty and she is very well balanced with reefed main and working jib.
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Thanks, untill I get to know what you are talking about I guess I will just sit by and copy the mail,be a lurker. cuz bro you are speaking greek to me.

I have only been on her long enough to start the motor and drive it to a place where it was hauled for the winter.

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Roller furling will make things easier to deal with esp if you're going to be shorthanded (ie sailing alone or with one other person).. but it's not essential - it's a convenience that has become de riguer these days.

Interesting trade..

Your plan to lurk and read here is a good one... check out sailing publications, google all the terms and procedures that make no sense to you now, by summer you can launch and put all that to use. Best of luck!

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I am sorry for talking over your head...I would invite someone who knows sailing down to your boat and check out your sail inventory and go from there. After that I would study up on sailing in general. i sailed many many years on a much smaller boat(16ft dailsailer) before my Alberg 30. Your Alberg is a very forgiving boat to sail but i would take someone along if you've never done it before.
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here you go SD! there are a mess of instructional vids on YouTube.
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I don't know anything about sailing but I traded an 1997 Heritage soft tail Harley for a 30 ft alberg.

A friend said I should look into a roller furling system any idea what to look for on a budget.
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Don't buy anything until you have sailed it for a season or two. By then you will know what you need and what you don't need.

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I don't have much time. I plan on learning as I go. I will be leaving this May. I will be traveling alone so I thought the roller would be the way to go.

As long as the motor runs I will be OK. I have no friends with sail boats.

I am just gonna go Till I can't see land and then decide.

Commercial fish boat capt'n in Alaska. Sold my commercial fishing permit. Gonna see the rest of the world.
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here you go SD! there are a mess of instructional vids on YouTube.
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