Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Kalamazoo, Michigan
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Re: Pros and Cons of In-Mast Furling
We have a 35' Beneteau with in mast furling main. It works very well. It has jammed a couple of times, but was easily corrected. I think it depends on what kind of sailing one does. We are weekend sailors in our 60s, with a 2-3 week cruise every year on Lake Michigan. If I were getting a second boat, I think I would not go with in mast furling only because it doesn't point to the wind as easily, but I would make sure I had an electric winch to raise and lower the main. That said, I have seen others have problems with their lazy jacks. If it ain't one thing, its another.