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leisurefurl v. schaefer gamma

been obsessing about reefing the main. Thought about single line reefs brought aft but not ideal with all the spagetti and troubles rigging third reef. Kind soul on sailnet suggested thinking about in boom system. Believe in KISS but now re thinking it. Had builder generate quotes for gamma version of Schaefer system and off shore version of Leisure furl. Any body use either or ideally both and would be kind enough to share their experience. Paticularly interested
1.does luff tape wear on the leisurefurl.How often is it replaced
2. how each system does reefing off the wind
3. any body have issues with the schaefer hanging up due to smaller openning on top of boom
4.is the mast track on the schaefer nosy
5. my P ( 53") is near upper limit for the schaefer. is that an issue
6.any body have failures of bearings or mandrils


Boat will be used up/down east coast x ~2y then hopefully blue water

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Re: leisurefurl v. schaefer gamma

I would suggest speaking w/ Chuck Poindexter at Sound Rigging in Essex CT. I believe he sells both systems but I think he prefers the leisure furl.
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Re: leisurefurl v. schaefer gamma

Your welcome
I think Chuck can answer your questions. He runs a first class rigging company and is a straight shooter.
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