Well me being me... i kept on doing more homework as I wasn't 100% sure so I've decided to change my order to Harken 00AL. the price difference ended up being $165.
So here's is why i made this decision (for anyone doing the same homework) based on the feedback i gather on this forum and searching around:
First of all Profurl customer support is really poor. I've had some technical question so I've emailed them... after a week they've responded to me with a link to their website and advised me to look at the manual. Thanks ProFurl - outstanding customer service!!!
Profurl has enclosed bearings which can potentially seize (of course not in immediate future), where as Harken does not and they just need to be flushed with fresh water
once in a while. But on the flip side, ProFurl has 10 year warranty.
Profurl comes with single grove foil and Harken with twin.
The foil on Profurl is round where on Harken it's oval.
Harken can be mounted 2 1/2 above deck
and based on looking at manual seems that lowest you can get the profurl is 4 1/2.
Profurl foils seems to be joined by small screws that over time seem to undo after a while no matter how careful you are.
Technically both unit seem to be high quality units and i did have a hard time picking one. I've called catalinadirect and talked to their tech support (talk about exceptional customer service!!!) and they highly recommended the Harken unit.
So i've made a final call to get the 00AL unit!!!
So now I need to get a furling
sail!! ahhh.. I'm looking at North Sail - Radian cloth or Ullman from catalina direct. I'm not too sure what to even ask just yet.. as i'm just starting to do my homework... but i'd appreciate any advice that I should be focusing on. Any feedbakc on the Ullman sails