If you cruise
, do not consider Furlboom nor Leisure Furl. Maybe Schaefer's system would be OK, but I suggest single
line reefing with Stack Pack (or equivalent).
Furlboom and Leisure Furl are very close to the same designs. Both have problems with luff tape wear and high friction, difficult control of luff rollup position and tightness, and jamming of luff in the plastic mast slot. The latter easily occurs in high winds and seas, when stress on the sail cannot be minimized enough to avoid too high load and friction on the luff rope/tape. Also, in heavy weather
both systems are difficult or impossible to operate because controlling the right tension on the halyard
during reefing or furling while being tossed around in the cockpit
is very difficult, causing jamming of the luffrope and/or luff rollup becoming to far aft (rolls too large to fit inside the boom) or forward (jams against the mast). Neither of these should be considered for coastal or offshore
If an inboom seems attractive, then choose Schaefer, even though it looks too big.