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Re: Upgrade to roller furler
I've installed a couple of furling set ups and most require slipping the foil over the stay. In other words, you might have to take the headstay off the boat and then hoist it back up with the added weight of the furler. It also might mean redoing the swage on that stay, and lengthening the toggle, or just replacing the headstay if it is near the end of it's lifespan anyway. If you feel comfortable doing that sort of work, then go for it. If not, hire a rigger and have it done. Maybe, if you think you need it, you can get the rigger to do a rig survey at the same time, killing two birds w/one stone.
"Any idiot can make a boat go; it takes a sailor to stop one." Spike Africa aboard the schooner Wanderer in Sausalito, Ca. 1964.
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