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Old 19-03-2012, 15:59   #16
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Re: Converting to external mast furler

Thanks. Both those look interesting. They seem to address a lot, but the boom furler seems that it still has them beat on reefing. But these systems are a lot cheaper and easier to retrofit.
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Old 19-03-2012, 16:23   #17
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Re: Converting to external mast furler

If you can mount an electric winch near the helm and not on the mast then everything gets alot easier. Combo this with these track systems and it gets real easy. And way less than a boom furler. Way, way less.
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Old 19-03-2012, 16:39   #18
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Re: Converting to external mast furler

I have what I consider a senior friendly boat. I have an old CDI behind the mast furler/reefer and an electric winch in the cabin where all lines come too. I am very happy with this arrangement. I may be losing a bit in sail shape performance but I am not racing so I don't care. I still keep up or stay ahead of most ketches under sail. I find myself using the sails a lot more because they are very easy to deploy and retrieve. This system was factory installed 31 years ago. It was not an add to the mast but was part of the mast design.(welded points of attachment).
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Old 19-03-2012, 16:48   #19
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31 years old.. wow thats impressive for a mast furler system.
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Re: Converting to external mast furler

+1 on the StackPack. We love it. I just put it and the sails on yesterday and I am ready to go....
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