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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-29-2013
Replies: 36
Views: 3,257
Posted By Delta-T
Re: Roller Boom Furling

I have the same system. Works well with little maintenance in 44 years of use. Very dependable. My sail is made to be used with this system, no reef ties and the luff bolt rope has means of unlacing...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-29-2013
Replies: 36
Views: 3,257
Posted By 71Seafer34
Roller Boom Furling

Ok new opinion driven post and I want to hear all of them on this one. Our ship came with an original crank operated roller boom that simple winds the mainsail around the boom. I have a raging...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-11-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 2,017
Posted By svHyLyte
"Roller Reefing" was first developed in the mid...

"Roller Reefing" was first developed in the mid '30's and more or less came into vogue in the early '50s, remaining common up until the mid-60's. For example, Eric and Susan Hiscock had a roller...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-16-2007
Replies: 13
Views: 6,633
Posted By Jeff_H
I grew up with the old style roller reefing...

I grew up with the old style roller reefing booms. It was a miserable system. You actually could not reef very well with the mainsail down and could not reef except on a beat. More typically you...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-16-2007
Replies: 13
Views: 6,633
Posted By ianhlnd
I don't know about sloops, but with a ketch this...

I don't know about sloops, but with a ketch this seems to work:

I have a furler installed outside the main mast. As someone stated before, my boat is slower than driftwood to begin with, but I've...
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