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Re: Late 60’s style roller reefing booms, what were the issues.
Curious what folks opinions are of modern boom vs mast furling. We have in-mast, along with its reputed issues. Probably 3 good jams in the past 10 years. Not too bad. Itís actually performed much better than advertised and I like it.
Iíve always wanted boom furling, motivated by a sturdier mast, a full roach sail with battens and a presumably more reliable way to drop the sail on the deck for a mid-furl failure.
Iíve been aboard boats with boom furling. I recall my first, where I then realized how perfectly you must set boom angle, with the vang and/or topping lift. Otherwise, the sail tries to extend, like you were rolling a crooked carpet, but there isnít room in the boom for it.
So, if you had to choose one, would it be mast or boom?
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