After 4 years working full time as a sailmaker
and another 6 years of partime sailmaking, I can say from experience that Reckmann is the most reliable furler
on crusers. The reason you do not see it on racers is the weight.
Shared second place are Profurl, Harken and Furlex, where profurl is a bit more robust but needs more maintenance
and Harken is more expensive.
When the budget
is availble for us, we will get our 23 tonner a nice furlex so that my wife can also handle the head sails
(jib hanks right now).