We are considering adding a roller furling gear
to the jibstay of our W32 (luff of 43'). I have used many models of furlers, but have never installed nor owned one, so I would like comments of the different units available. The primary sail will be a yankee-cut jib
that I will, generally, strike when the wind
comes up, although the option of rolling in for reefing may be nice. Price
is not necessarily limiting, but I am not looking to pay way more for something without merit. I will install the gear
myself and am handy enough to do so.
Considering Schaeffer, Harken
, Profurl, Furlex, Spin-tech, Facnor, Hood
, more? I would like a unit that is dependable, accessible, and owner repairable. I spent some time in the archives
, but didn't see much discussion and/or comparison.
Thank you for your comments!