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Nice piece of equipment Giu. It the furler drum ratcheted, or do you simply jamcleat the furler line at the cockpit?

Just noticed that even your spinpole is carbon fiber.
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I have heard about and seen those G.
Called a single line furler or something like that.
Too bad my boat didn't come with one. Probably a hefty bill to update at this point.
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sailor, I don't have a preventer on my jib halyard - can you provide a descriptive, link or photo?
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Nice piece of equipment Giu. It the furler drum ratcheted, or do you simply jamcleat the furler line at the cockpit?

Just noticed that even your spinpole is carbon fiber.
TB, the genoa furler drum rotates any way you want, left or right, and all I have is a continuous loop that is cleated on the back at the cockpit, by 2 cleats.

See the red ropes here..they go into the furler, along the cockpit...



This system is simple, very light and trouble free..also allows a loow foot genoa to be installed to increase performance..

Get this...I have a twin slot genoa track, (to do twin gib downwind) and it allows the furling of both sails together!!

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Nice - but looks expensive as a retrofit.

12.1 knots!!! Is that all that sled can do?
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Called a single line furler or something like that.
Too bad my boat didn't come with one. Probably a hefty bill to update at this point.
Sailor, its a code zero check it here... click on code zero, then custom range


Its pretty cool, you can have a cruising sail the same size as a racing sail..
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I was wondering how you got your genoa so low to deck in previous photos. That certainly gives you an edge.
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While attempting to remove my Genoa from the Furlex during last season's decomissioning, it was discovered that the wire halyard had wrapped itself around the furling head. This necessitated going aloft - took a while to untangle the rat's nest.

We will install sails in a couple weeks and am hoping the kinked wire will not cause any problems.
TB - do you have (or do you have space for) a padeye just below the halyard sheave at the masthead, with the halyard running through it to the top swivel? This puts a slight out-of-line pull on the halyard and discourages halyard wrap.

This would be easier to implement with an all rope halyard as you are considering.
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Actually that was a solution to a problem..I didn't want a furler at all, but because 3 months a year my wife likes us to cruise in Southern Europe, I needed a simple system that wouldn't affect performance when we use the race sails. So this is why we had this made.
The difficult part was the bow piece and the metal insert you see going inside the furler. But everything has a solution.

The cost of these is slightly higher than a normal furler, but its worth it.. just...a big just...needs washing every now and then, since the bearings are torlon.
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I just checked the photos of my masthead, last time it was unstepped. I don't believe there's a pad eye - unfortuantely, not visible in these shots.






I'll check to see if I have a fore view.
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