Originally Posted by g-cubed
Thanks so much, that was a very uplifting post!
How much could I expect to pay to add a roller-furling main to an older boat if need-be (for me performance isn't the primary driver - should I make this a must in any boat I buy)?
I have been looking mainly at boats a bit older than what you mentioned, I'll look more at post Y2K boats. One thing I've noticed I'm not seeing as often on newer boats is any teak
on the deck
(or very limited teak). I know I'm asking for trouble, but are there newer boats that still have teak
and in the cockpit
(in addition to down below)?
I've had a few dicey experiences with roller furling
mains sticking at precisely the wrong time. Seriously consider full battened main with single
line reefing. Dutchman is ok, but look at a stackpac. Then just practice heaving to and reefing.
You are indeed asking for trouble, or at least alot of work when looking at lots of teak.