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Old 16-08-2006, 17:30   #1
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I have a link below to Alado Furlers and would appreciate comments from those who have experienced these, or the usual "friend of a friend" who tried the furler out.

http://www.aladocanada.ca/
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Old 13-04-2008, 00:05   #2
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I was just looking at these on ebay. Anyone tried one yet?????
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Old 28-06-2008, 08:33   #3
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Ive been looking at these for a customer with a Ranger 26 and they look like a well thought out unit for a very reasonable price and i too would like to hear from anyone who has actually used one,i would also be interested in comments from anyone who has used any of the other brands that use their own halyard on the unit rather than the double swivel as used by the big name brands.
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I'd love to hear as well. Do I understand the system correctly, that there is no halyard attachment to the assembled unit, and any load on the foil will be compressive?
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These furlers seem almost too good to be true..I'm considering a Model A-1 (35'foil) and I'll let you know how it works out!

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I have installed this furling system on my boat and am very satisfied. It was relatively easy to install, even though it took twice as long as they said it would take. In my younger life I was a boat rigger and have installed several types of furling systems. Even though I have only used the system for one season I'm very happy with it, especially the price.
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Old 10-11-2008, 14:33   #7
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Thanks for the reply! Did you use an existing roller furling sail, buy a new sail, or modify an existing hanked-on sail? I have a Lancer 28 with 5 hanked on sails (!) and I'd like to modify one of them and convert it to roller furling. I have a sail-rite machine and some sail-making experience..

The guy who sells the Alado units on e-Bay is in fact the factory rep..
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I modified my hank-on sails by adding tape to my sails and a sun cover to my genoa. If need be, I can switch sails, but keep the genoa on the head stay full time. You may need to also have your head sails recut, I did, to raise the clew so the sail rolls up evenly and sets a better shape. I bought my unit directly from the website. Don't forget you are paying shipping from Brazil in addition to the unit cost.
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The prices now include shipping and import duty..

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