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View Poll Results: Do you employ an electric winch with in-boom furler
Boat under 42ft (12m) with manual winch 2 28.57%
Boat under 42ft (12m) with electric winch 1 14.29%
Boat over 42ft (12m) with manual winch 1 14.29%
Boat over 42ft (12m) with electric winch 3 42.86%
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Old 10-04-2011, 20:02   #1
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In-Boom Furling and Electric Winches

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I'm interested in how many of you with in-boom furling (particularly "Leisurefurl") employ an electric powered winch for raising mainsail/furling mainsail

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Re: In-boom furling and electric winches

I have an older Hood furling boom on a 35' boat, and I do not use an electric winch, but I often wish that I did
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Re: In-boom furling and electric winches

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I'm interested in how many of you with in-boom furling (particularly "Leisurefurl") employ an electric powered winch for raising mainsail/furling mainsail

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Hi I have a leisurefurl and manual winch up and down - no real problem to date.
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Re: In-boom furling and electric winches

VALIS (Pacific Seacraft 44) has a Leisurefurl and two electric winches on the coach roof. The powered winch does make it much easier to hoist the main. It's not impossible to crank it to the top manually, but I much prefer the electric winch.
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Re: In-boom furling and electric winches

We have a Profurl system - one of the early ones, we're told. Yes, we've raised the mainsail without the electric winch. No, I'm not eager to do it again - we LOVE our electric winch!

With our furling, you have to keep tension on the furler when raising and lowering the sail - and this makes it all that harder to raise the sail.
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