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Re: Top down spinnaker furlers

FYI, we watched Harken demo their Reflex unit on a Jeanneau at the Annapolis boat show this week. Very small chute, as the boat was stationary (docked). They had one rep on the sheet, and one on the furl line. They started unfurl with the furl line, and eventually went to the sheet pull to finish. Second time they did it, it back furled. They corrected easily by furling it back, then second try. Seemed they needed to control both the furl line and the sheet when unfurling. Looks like a two person system to me.

ProFurl says the balls alleviate back furl. But you end up with a 3 ft diameter spin coil, as the balls don't allow it to be any tighter. That means no passing furled spin down the hatch. Harken furled spin folds into sausage shape to go into bag or down hatch easily.

I don't know which one I'm going with.

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For those of you who are fans of the sock rather than the top-down furler, have you had issues with jibing the sail? I have read that the plastic ring at the bottom of the sock can foul the headstay or the genoa furler when jibed. It's s a big clunky thing up there and it's hard to see what's really going on from the deck. Is this an actual issue? It seems to me that jibing by passing the asym around in front of the boat (clew of the sail goes out in front) rather than passing the clew of the spinnaker through the slot between the headstay and the luff of the spinnaker might minimize chances of interference. Or am I way off-base here?
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For those of you who are fans of the sock rather than the top-down furler, have you had issues with jibing the sail? I have read that the plastic ring at the bottom of the sock can foul the headstay or the genoa furler when jibed. It's s a big clunky thing up there and it's hard to see what's really going on from the deck. Is this an actual issue? It seems to me that jibing by passing the asym around in front of the boat (clew of the sail goes out in front) rather than passing the clew of the spinnaker through the slot between the headstay and the luff of the spinnaker might minimize chances of interference. Or am I way off-base here?
I have always done outside gybe of my assym, can't se any good reason to try inside gybe unless you have weeeerery long bowsprit.
I use a Facnor furler with central furling line (not top down).
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I have had no problems jibing with sock. However, mine is the north sails one which doesn't use the big plastic toilet seat.

I do outside jibes.
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Re: Top down spinnaker furlers

Inside sides are made easier with the furler. single handed I will use inside jibe by rolling up the sail at least half way during the jibe and that helps control the sheet and sail to get between the sprit and the forestay. with an outside jibe the lazy sheet needs to be controlled so it does not get under the boat or hooked on the anchor if stored on the bow

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