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Old 04-06-2009, 07:46   #1
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Used Furlers

My wife and I recently purchased a nice 1979 29 ft Ericson. It does not have a furler for the forward "sheet" (please forgive my ignorance--this is our first boat, and we are new to sailing).

I would like to find a used furler. Can anyone give me some guidance.



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Old 04-06-2009, 08:05   #2
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I think you might be misusing the term "sheet." The sheet is not the sail itself. Rather, it's the line attached to the clew of the sail. On your boat you have two jib sheets and a mainsheet.

Your boat is small enough that many would opt not to install roller furling on the jib simply because it's so easy to hoist and douse a sail that size. One thing to realize is that if you went to roller furling, you'd either have to purchase a new jib or have a sailmaker replace the hanks that you use to attach the jib to the headstay with a boltrope used to attach the jib to the foil of the furler.

I doubt you'd be happy with any furler sold used. To begin with, it would have to be the exact size of your headstay. Chances of finding a decent one the proper size still in working condition are negligible.

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Old 17-04-2011, 20:19   #3
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Re: Used Furlers

I'm searching for a furler for a Catalina 30, as my current setup is a continuous loop, which does not reef well (if at all).
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Old 17-04-2011, 21:19   #4
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Re: Used Furlers

From a previous E29 owner I ended up putting on an ALADO furler , Easy to self install great price and a solid product. New for the price of used "brand name " furlers. Was very happy with this product.
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