Originally Posted by offgridcanuck
He takes cards now and its cheaper than fancor. Seems to be a great system built buy a guy who cares.
It seems like a decent piece of hardware
. I'd want to know what's involved in changing out bearings if needed.
My only complaint is that his marketing
is based on mis-information.
He claims there is no need to modify the headsail and that's untrue unless you are dropping and bagging the sail when not in use. Or you have to buy a genoa sleeve for $13.50 per foot. In many cases, a hank-on sail isn't going to work well as a furling
sail. For instance you have a 150% hank-on genoa on your 34 footer. That cloth might be a few ounces lighter than cloth that would be used for an all purpose roller furling
headsail. And it certainly won't have the proper luff curve for a furler.
Encouraging people to re-use their forestay is only a good idea if the forestay is fairly new. Otherwise it's a liability and we've seen a lot of ignored forestays fail. Some furler manufacturers include a new forestay as part of their kit so people don't re-use their existing forestay.
Maybe he doesn't know that much about sails
and it's just an innocent mistake. The flip side is he's just telling people what they want to hear so he can sell product. I know I've lost
business because I wouldn't tell people what they want to hear.