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Converting an in mast furler to standard main is probably possible but not practical I don't think.. the section is different, heavier, the slot isn't always centered, etc... I think Brian's right that you'd be better off to replace the mast altogether.. an expensive proposition.
I'd agree you should see whether you like it/hate it before deciding what to do about it.
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