So I finally received my Facnor FX2500 Code Zero furler
. First observation is that it is TINY!!!!
My first question is: Is this thing really going to be able to furl my 69m2 Code Zero
? (max size in specs states 79m2, but it's REALLY SMALL!!!)
OK, so my plan is to also use this furler
with a jib
so I can fly two headsails downwind. I have a 135% RF genoa
(vectran) which I will roll up to about 100%, and then have another 100% (or smaller?) on the code zero furler, both poled out.
I have three options:
1. BUY a NEW sail for this second headsail
2. Have a sail loft MODIFY a DACRON genoa
which I will otherwise ebay, it's in decent condition, but not fabulous, about 130%
3. Have a sail loft MODIFY a LAMINATED genoa (don't know exactly what type of cloth, but clearly it's a good one) which I will otherwise ebay, almost new, about 155%
I am leaning towards option 3, but don't know anything about whether laminates are modifiable or not and whether adding a vectran luff rope
+ eyes for the furler is easier/better on dacron or the laminate?