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Re: Any Advice on How to Add Roller Furling to a C22?
The smaller Harken furlers are made to set a jib flying (ie, not attached to the forestay), which is typically not ideal . Both the Scheafer and CDI are much cheaper and will fit over your existing forestay. The scheafer fits anywhere, the CDI requires your headstay to end in a straight fitting like you would use for a turnbuckle.
I haven't seen the Schaefer but a lot of trailer sailor's use the CDI. The extrusion is flexible so safe on a trailer sailor although you should still rig some type of support to hold the part that extends past the mast when trailering, some pvc pipe will do the trick.You can typically pretty easily modify your existing genoa with luff tape, but ideally you would want a new sail and you can get away with a bit larger sail. My main genoa is only a 110 and I would probably go with something like a 150 for a roller.