Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Gulf coast Texas
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I had to have the headsail repaired (sun cover replaced). The sail was rolled up on the furling and tied to the mast when I bought the boat. I took the sail off the furling and took it to the sailmaker. Thats when I examined the furling unit. I have yet to put up the mast and check out the operation of this unit. It just seems kind of a Mickey design for gruve alignment, segment to segment. The only other roller furling system I have had experience with was a ProFurl about 20 years ago. Just Tuff-Luff racing foils and hanks ever since.
I will give this thing a try and maybe go to a Harken system as SeaJoe suggests. I'm kinda thinkin of rigging a masthead forstay and going to a taller headsail in the future anyway. I did in fact just add a masthead halyard for a kite and am considering adding a internal halyard at the fractional headstay attachment point which I will have to do if I go to a Harken system.