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Re: Question about boats with two rolling furlers.

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Hello. When looking at sailing magazines, the bigger boats in ads will often have two rolling furlers for head sails. Sometimes the foremost headsail is out and I'm trying to figure out how one would change tacks in that situation. The sail would have to pass in front of the rolling furler that is behind it and it seems to me that it would be next to impossible without rolling the sail up and then unrolling it again on the other side. Are the sails used only when you know you will be on the same tack for a long period of time and therefor not have to change tacks often?

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Re: Question about boats with two rolling furlers.

Wow. I wake up and there are answers! Thanks, all. This clears things up considerably. svHyLyte, that is a great article. I like the part that says, "Johnny likes to say that the rig was designed to tack once a month, and that seems about right". Good stuff.
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Re: Question about boats with two rolling furlers.

Thank you for the advice, if I wanted to change it over in the future is there one you would recommend. Also my only real goal of this is to secure the jib when on weekend sails not using it but its ready when I do need it . Wouldn't have to pull it and bag it at the slip between trip out or when anchored.
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Re: Question about boats with two rolling furlers.

A jib bag gets you pretty close to that ideal. It allows you to keep the sail hanked on and sheets run, but it is covered and out of the weather. Sailrite has kits and instructions if you want to make your own, or a few other companies make them. Since your boat is fractionally rigged and has a smaller jib this will be very easy to deal with.

I think the Harken 00AL is probably what I'd shop for on a smaller headstay length boat like yours. That is what I was looking at when I had a Catalina 25 (much larger headsail than your Hunter 240).
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Re: Question about boats with two rolling furlers.

Funny I was just thinking the same thing. Curious why my 15' dinghy is set up with a spinnaker and furler but the much larger hunter is not. Not sure who made the small boat That's part of the reason I joined the sight as soon as I can post pics I will maybe one of you guys have seen one before..
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Re: Question about boats with two rolling furlers.

I might go check out them sail rite kits mom is a seamstress I could just pass along the materials and instructions. Lol
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