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roller furling main???

Saw this dude going out yesterday and I swear he had a roller furler set up vertically in front of the mast? Interesting. Cant edit the title of my last post or delete it. meant to say main not jib
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Re: roller furling main???

Yep its called a " behind the mast furling system " I have worked on a couple boats with it basicly looks to be same gear as the jib system with a loose footed main and no battens.

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Re: roller furling main???

Here's a quote that explains it quite well " Lastly, as for behind the mast units, these usually need to be custom retro-fitted and therefore really don’t have a preferred manufacturer, simply find a quality rigger that you trust. They are usually custom made and use headsail furling units of which I might be inclined to recommend*Schaefer*or*Harken*(click the links to see why).*In the case of the behind the mast furler, you’ll need to talk to your local rigger and ask about what system they might use and how they would go about installing it."
From the rigging company website
Furling the Mainsail | The Rigging Company

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