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Question about in-boom furling & in-mast furling

Hello everyone,
I did a quick search about this and couldn't find what I was looking for. It would seem that in-mast furling has become vastly more common than in-boom furling. There must be a reason and my question is what is that reason? I have no intention of installing either on my boat, I was merely curious.

Of course if my assessment is wrong someone please correct me on that.

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Re: Question about in-boom furling & in-mast furling

$$$$ COST $$$$$

In boom is more expensive.. but honestly I'm not sure why. Makes more sense on a number of fronts, perhaps they have more issues feeding into/out of the mast track?? Easier to roll out a sail than actually hoist it?
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Re: Question about in-boom furling & in-mast furling

I've always thought that in boom seemed to make so much more sense than in mast but having now some experience with in mast and having looked at the size of in boom furlers I'm tending to favour in mast. Furling into the mast gives you a relatively thin tube of sail, into the boom it gets a hell of a lot chunkier.
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Re: Question about in-boom furling & in-mast furling

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Hello everyone,
I did a quick search about this and couldn't find what I was looking for. It would seem that in-mast furling has become vastly more common than in-boom furling. There must be a reason and my question is what is that reason? I have no intention of installing either on my boat, I was merely curious.

Of course if my assessment is wrong someone please correct me on that.

Thanks in advance.
Brad
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With an inboom furler the mainsail can have both roach and full battens. This comes at the expense of having less or no control on the outhaul. THe other advantage is both in mast and in boom furlers can jam but with an in boom furling system it is usually possible to lower the sail even if jammed. In boom furlers are much more expensive.
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