Originally Posted by Uncle Bob
Hey search for leisurefurl- all the things you say you can't have are there.
Very convenient method of infinately variable reefing, (from the cockpit) midboom sheeting, vang and or boom brake
all mounted in an alloy extrusion with a built in sail cover
Uncle Bob - PLEASE watch the video. Once you have WATCHED the video then come back and we can discuss how you use a main sail that is rolled up AROUND the boom, as opposed to INSIDE the boom. Once you see that the OP is talking about a mainsail
that is rolled up OUTSIDE the boom then we can discuss how one has a mainsheet that is attached to the middle of the boom, especially if you want to reef the sail. For that matter, please tell me how one uses lazy jacks with such a set up.
Hi, if you noticed the leisurefurl has a boom that performs as you describe, that is the sail is rolled around the boom, its just that the boom is mounted inside an alloy extrusion that allows for all that you say is not possible.
And please, why would anyone want to fit lazy jacks to a furling
boom, lazy jacks allow the sail to flake simply and neatly into the bag, a furling
boom allows one to roll the sail neatly onto the boom.
Granted, the older boom furl system was somewhat agricultural, but to say that they are all so is incorrect.