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Old 21-12-2014, 16:17   #1
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Roller furling

Oh brother from the brotherhood of cheap sailor, our motto is do a little more miles with a little less money..
I'm coming in a humble position at your, supplicant about the cheapest way to built a roller furling or what is the cheap one on the market..
I know other brothers passed by the same point.. get a nice roller furling and we trough storms oceans and long Google searching in order to get the right one.
Illuminate me please brothers... from where I can get a cheap roller furling?? it's very complex to build one???

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Old 21-12-2014, 17:08   #2
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Re: Roller furling

We have a Plastimo. Inexpensive and works fine.

I would buy again.


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Old 21-12-2014, 17:30   #3
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Trawl boatyards ! First one I ever had was a furlex. Been dumped by the owner as it needed new bearings and didn't shine enough for his boat
Steve .. It was the last one that did this !
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Old 21-12-2014, 20:36   #4
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Plastimo has both furling and reefing roller systems.
Which do you have?
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Old 21-12-2014, 21:15   #5
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Re: Roller furling

Prowl ebay and Craig's List in major yachting centers, one will turn up cheap within a couple of months.
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Old 21-12-2014, 22:25   #6
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try REEFFURL they are great and simple
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Re: Roller furling

Originally Posted by bizzy View Post
try REEFFURL they are great and simple

I've had two of these cheap, tough and utilitarian jiggers.
No need for a new forestay and can be installed without dropping the mast.
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Boat yards, craigslist, e-bay. In that order. With the recession of the past 5-6 years the yards which do junk work are full of parts for sale. Just bring cash and means to transport it or take it apart. Last winter when I decided to change to roller furler main I scored a 3250 Hood furler off of a guy on craiglist for $100. He wanted $300 but there were no takers since it was middle of December and the 45ft thing could not be taken apart easily for transportation. As my yard was literally 300 yards away from his and he new ours was a working yard (as opposed to his which was fancy-shmancy) he let it go for $100. After shortening it by about 3ft and installing a brand new Stalok which I got from a rigger directly for $60 and after a few hours of boatyard guy's cost I have a nice roller furler main. The rigging outfits' lowest estimates were around $3000 for new furler with install. Ouch...

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