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Old 22-09-2011, 18:18   #16
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Re: 40' Boat In-Boom Furling Costs

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The "stack" type cover is solely for protecting the sail. There is no magic reefing associated with it.

When I reach the point I can't reef my mainsail, I'll be getting a power boat. There are very few mainsail reefing systems I would trust for the kind of sailing we do. The in-mast reefing systems on the higher end boats like Amel work well but we've seen a lot of issues with the ones on more common production boats.

We advocate simple solutions. Often times through consultation with us our customers are able to greatly simplify and make mainsail handling easy as opposed to a chore.
Make no mistake. We did not put the furler on the boat, and if were were starting from scratch, the boat would have NO mainsail furler. In mast or in boom.

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Old 22-09-2011, 18:59   #17
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Re: 40' Boat In-Boom Furling Costs

I ask, because I am returning to the bay area, and will need a main.....enjoy Mexico,,,,,,i2f

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Old 22-09-2011, 20:06   #18
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Re: 40' Boat In-Boom Furling Costs

OOOOOEEEEEEEE!!! For those prices I'd buy an internal reefing boom, do double line slab reefing run back to the cabin top and be able to tuck in a reef in a minute protected by the dodger, safe in the cockpit and go cruising for a year with the leftover money. OH!! I did that and it's great. Less than 5 grand with a new mainsail that was sorely needed. Now I reef just for the fun of it.

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