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Old 19-03-2016, 23:48   #46
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Re: Roller furler for 45'+ boat

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We junked our Pro-furl after it would no longer tolerate a rebuild. First rebuild was in NZ in 2001. [It was installed new in 1990.] At the time I spent some time at Reef Rite and it is Quality Gear, well thought out and universally available parts. I did a review of all available furlers at the time and my choice would have been SpinTec -no longer available, Reef Rite and a rebuild. We opted for a rebuild.

In the intervening years, companies have closed, monetary fluctuations, etc, I again reviewed options available. I discovered the Alado built in Brazil. [they have distributors in US and NZ] Worked with them and got a great shipping deal to South East Asia and could beat Reef Rite. So much so I did the stay sail too. Not long term use and major crossing - just yet, but has worked flawlessly for coastal cruising here in Thailand and Malaysia. Especially like the "no-bearings" but "bushings" approach. Also additional tension load on the stay. Tension loads are on the sail and foil. A quick google will get you the details.

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Cheers - Jim
Thanks for sharing your experiences, I ended up getting a Arco Hutton 4800 furler for a great price for my staysail. So I'm still in the market for a head sail unit. Rerig is commencing within the next few weeks.

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Re: Roller furler for 45'+ boat

Great update...

Let us know how things work out !
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Great update...

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You got it!

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