My background is offshore racing
so changing sails
at the pointy end is not an issue to me. That said the old furler
was rubbish and that fact that it limited sail changes so much was bordering on a safety
issue for me. I like to have the ability to change sails
when needed so im not caught out with to much cloth up at the wrong time. and I didnt trust the old furler to not un roll at the worst possible time.
So that is why im going back to hanks. Some time in the future I may return to a furler but by that stage I will need a new jib anyway and I would get it made to suit.
I did think about putting hanks on without any alteration. If the sail was flattened out when modified to suit the furler surely it would just become a much flatter than normal number 2.