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Old 16-03-2012, 12:38   #1
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Any More Feedback on Alado Furlers ?

I like the concept of having no swivels...and no possibilty
of halyard wraps with this design.
Price is very good..installation looks easy.
Why is this not more popular?
Practical Sailor liked it too.
Anybody with first hand experiences?

Thinking of finally abandoning my hank sails
on my old Columbia 29.
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Old 16-03-2012, 15:28   #2
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Re: Any More Feedback on Alado Furlers?

I installed one in 2007 on my 36 foot catamaran. It went on easily. Being the idiot that I am, I dropped a couple of the plastic bearing/spacers into the water. They Fed-Ex'd me another bag full at no charge.

I crossed the Atlantic to the Med and back through the Caribbean with it and have no complaints. It seems strong and simple. I am sure that something can go wrong, but I have not figured out what that would be, yet.
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Old 16-03-2012, 15:52   #3
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Re: Any More Feedback on Alado Furlers?

Thanks..that is the info I needed. Lots of chatter about ProFurl I know but
for my purposes I think this is a fine system.
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Old 16-03-2012, 16:52   #4
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Re: Any More Feedback on Alado Furlers?

I installed ine for a customer a few years ago, unbelievably fast shipping direct from Brazil to northern Minnesota.It was very easy to instal, absolutly the best extrusion system i have ever seen, the drum and top castings could have used a little better fettling but otherwise ok, the customer was thrilled with it but i havnt talked to him recently for an update. I didnt sail with it so cant comment first hand but i have a very old furler on my boat which works the same and is pretty trouble free. I think they are very good value.
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