makes a decent product. I place them in the furler category vs to be used for reefing. Some might differ in opinion, but the extrusion seems to not like the added pressure of being used reefed.
I am partial to the Schaefer furlers. Minimal maintenance
, and very sturdy.
The angle of the halyard
to the bell housing on furlers is critical to avoid halyard
wrap. Please ask if you need more explanation here.
Also I would consider replacing your forestay at the same time. Since it will be enclosed by the furler, and will be harder to inspect for wear.
If you are on the East Coast
of the US, I would recommend Rigging
Only in Fairhaven Mass. Very knowledgeable rigging
shop, that is super helpful.
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