Originally Posted by Moon_Pie
A lot of the used sailboats I've looked at come with roller furling
. I'd rather raise the sails
by hand. How much would it cost for me to remove them, approximately, on a 27ft sailboat with a mast
You can raise them by hand without changing anything. Instead of furling
the sail, simply release the halyard
and drop the sail, the bolt rope
sliding out of the foil groove. Raising is just the reverse. You'll want a pre-feeder to help guide the bolt rope
into the foil groove.
If you're talking about removing the furler
and foil and having hanks put on your sail, that would probably run you a few hundred dollars. You can remove the furler
and foil yourself (and put in a tang extension, if necessary) or have a rigger do it, and a sailmaker
put the hanks on the jib
However, I'm burning with curiosity. Why do you want to remove the furler?