I've seen a few posts on this old (1995) system that is on my Cal
30 and wonder why conversion to a single
line would be an issue without modification?
With all of my experiences with single
line, I would simply maintain tension on both furler
line and sheet as I rolled the sail out or in.
With a continuous loop furler
, it would seem that you would do the same thing but use a different "side" of the loop depending on whether your were unfurling or furling
If this is correct, why couldn't you just replace the loop line with a single line which would go into the drum when you were pulling on the sheet to unfurl and come out of the drum when you were furling
I haven't sailed this boat yet and don't want to pull the shrink wrap for another month or so, but wanted to make plans on replacing sheets
, halyards and other control lines before launch this spring.
Anyone with a 705 or 810 care to comment? By the way, although I have seen much written to the contrary by posters here and elsewhere, the brochure for this system clearly indicates that it is not a simple furl/unfurl design but one that will allow reefing through nearly infinite sail size and shape by stopping in between.