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Re: New to in Mast Furling Couple of Questions
I am considering purchasing a Catalina 25 swing keel which has a behind the mast roller furling main similar to a CDI MR4/6. This system basically operates the same as a head sail furler. One thing that I am wondering about is that the sail is only "connected" to the mast at head and tack. Also, the sail is only connected to the boom at the clue. The mains that I have used were attached to the mast by guides or bolt ropes. Which, I believe distributed the load over the length of the mast. With the MR4 system, does it apply too much pressure to the top and bottom of mast vice loading the length of the mast? I may consider doing away with the roller furling main. I would need to purchase a new sail, any more expenses involved with converting back to traditional main? Thank you.