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Old 14-07-2016, 17:00   #1
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Pros & Cons of In-Boom Furling

I am looking at purchasing a used 2014 sailboat that has an GMT Carbon Fiber in-boom furling main. I have a in-mast furling main now and I am not a big fan, but I have heard that a in-boom furling system is better. I really love this boat and the only real problem is the boom furling system.....just not sold. I greatly appreciate your thoughts as the outcome is critical to my decision.

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Old 14-07-2016, 21:57   #2
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Re: Pros & Cons of In-Boom Furling

I have in boom furling and love it. Makes single handing a breeze. Same as in mast for ease of reefing etc, but with alot less problems. Mark the lines for proper angle and sails zip right up or down.
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Re: Pros & Cons of In-Boom Furling

We've had a boom furler for about a year now and are quite happy with it. Makes raising, lowering and reefing the main a snap. Ours is the Schaefer system with a fixed vang. Can't adjust the angle of the boom so rely on tension on the halyard and furling line to control the twist in the leech.
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