If anyone is using a Selden GX series furler
with an asymetrical spinnacker, I would appreciate getting some idea as to how long it takes to rig and take down your setup.
I didn't realize until today that not only is the sail taken down but the furler
stays attached to the sail and goes with it as does the endless furling
line and of course the sheets
I really appreciate how fast and easy furling sails
are (hence my desire for a furling asymetrical) but as I am thinking about all the details, I am wondering if I am buying
myself a lot of work (I am not into racing).
My question is rather simple - how long does it take you to haul out
the furled spinnacker, run the endless furling line through a couple of tandem stanchion blocks, set up the double cleat for the endless furling line, run the sheets
, attach the furling drum to the bow spirit, attach the head
to the halyard
, hoist the halyard
and be ready to use the sail .... ?
I am hoping that after doing this a few times it is a five to ten minute excercise but not having done this before I want to make sure this is not a half hour affair going out and another half hour coming in (taking down the sail) because at that point it is unlikely that the sail would get used often for day sails