I actually had to check on this, but the retail price
does not. For my boat the list price on the anti-torsion rope was $150 retail. My cost delivered was significantly below full retail price (low enough I was asked not to disclose it).
There were also some additional costs I didn't include, because I felt that they were the same as adding any spinnaker to a boat that either originally didn't have one (sheet blocks, new halyard
, ect.), or we're added at the same time for other reasons (new halyard winch
to reduce clutter, second deck
organizer for the starboard side ect). I should have added in the torsion line however since that was unique, thanks for the assist.
So instead of $1,100 the difference was about $1,250 retail.
If you are considering doing this, I would highly recommend seeing a good sailmaker
, and working with them on their first similar install. It saved me a bunch of money
so the sailmaker
could learn the system, and get some experience with how it all comes together.
He is now planning on using my boat as a show piece to sell other cruisers on the idea of adding this type of system, once we work out all the bugs. We don't have it up and flying yet, but these are a few of the things we are expecting to deal with.
1) halyard tension is important. To much and the roll get to tight at the top, too loose and it doesn't roll up right. So we are planning on marking the halyard at the sweet spot with a sharpie. So the process will be tack line all the way in, halyard to the mark, furl.
2) for cruising putting it together at the doeves eels like it will be the easy way to go. Furling units put up on the water
are still better than out of the bag, but we expect it to be uh easier at the dock.
3) how on my boat to run the spin lines inside the cockpit
4) how to run the reefing lines so they are accessible and out of the way
5) how to attach the torsion line to the chute. The torsion lines are impossible to splice, and must be seized. What the best way to do this will be, likely will take a few tries.
In short I expect there to be a few hiccups along the way to getting the system installed, but I don't see any major issues. I have experience with the individual components (furlers and add on bowsprits) and individually they work great, the question is will there be anything unforeseen, and I doubt it, but until it's up and flying....
Originally Posted by islandplanet
Does the price of your furler include the anti-torsion rope?