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
. 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.
Not associated - just a happy user. I'll update following our next ocean passage
Cheers - Jim