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post #3 of Old 02-05-2001 Thread Starter
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MikeMoss - thanks for your response - my feelings exactly. We have a classic wooden cutter - see pic on our page. She has a long bowsprit.
The genoa is about 115% and the stays''l also a reasonable size. We particularly like the stays''l if it gets rough and choppy - the genoa is really a lighter weather sail.
The furlers are Profurl (B29 Long and B29 Short models) and seem to be beautifully made - we installed them ourselves so we really know how they work. The only problem we have had is when we didn''t tighten the halyard enough and the halyard itself got around the wrapstop at the top. That solved, we haven''t had another problem. I haven''t got the exact details from others about how the jams they experienced or heard about occurred.
I''m also a bit surprised to see so many of them about on cruisers and even offshore racers, if they cause so much trouble.
Our experience (only used them 6 times so far) has been GREAT. Huge confidence boost in the strong onshore breezes we get here.
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