We have a 27 footer as well with a Profurl 100 jib furler
. We have a massive 150% jenny and our furler
is one of the best things on the boat.
There is never a thought of going out or not going out. We are under way in less than 5 minutes. When conditions build up it is easy to reduce sail.
In fact last week in our club's twilight race
we had pretty strong winds. One of the 32 footers broached twice on the beat as he couldn't short sails
and was having a problem with the mainsheet. We were furled to about 100% with one reef in the main. A 30 footer had a storm jib
up and also a reef in the main.
At the top mark it took 2 seconds for us to unfurl the rest of the genny, almost like flying the spinnaker
, for the run. Net result was while we lost
ground on the 30 footer to windward, we were able to close on the 30 footer downwind. At the bottom mark gybe we furled back in. This flexibility allowed us to beat the 30 footer on handicap.
Our furler has had a couple of halyard
wraps but we fully understand it and it was never been a problem.