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Old 04-06-2016, 15:56   #16
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Re: Why Don"t Most Catamarans Come with Furling Main Sails?

Catalysis,

Sounds like a nice system.

Please let me know how it works out.
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Old 04-06-2016, 16:17   #18
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Re: Why Don"t Most Catamarans Come with Furling Main Sails?

In mast and in boom is a solution to a problem which doesn't exist, as well as having complex systems and more weight higher up and more expense, the lazy jack bag and gravity system rarely fails, in fact all my life I have not seen gravity fail yet.

Why compromise on you mainsail shape size etc? On boats which rarely sail I suppose it doesn't matter,
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Re: Why Don"t Most Catamarans Come with Furling Main Sails?

I think boom furlers have received inordinately bad press. We have had a LeasureFurl system on our Privilege for about 8 years and given the size of our main, it often makes the difference when deciding to hoist when we are shorthanded. As some have mentioned, the boom-to-mast angle - and we have a raked mast, when furling (but not hoisting) is important, but fairly easy to set with a rigid vang. Have had no problems reefing (yet). SailKote dry lubricant is highly recommended to reduce friction. And the in-boom sail cover definitely pays off when conducting hurricane prep here in south Florida and the Carib.
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Old 04-06-2016, 16:32   #20
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Re: Why Don"t Most Catamarans Come with Furling Main Sails?

In my case age is a "factor" Factor. I spent the last 7 years with conventional reefing but planning for the next 5-10 with some assistance.


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Old 04-06-2016, 17:31   #21
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Re: Why Don"t Most Catamarans Come with Furling Main Sails?

On our Hunter 450 monohull, we had a Profurl boom which worked great and helped avoid the climb up the mast and rear arch that was necessary on our friend's identical boat. I still needed to do the spider monkey climb every so often to put the cover on. But things seem a little more manageable on a cat, at least there you have a stable platform on which to stand and do the fussing. On the Hunter, there was only a canvas bimini and dodger directly below the boom. Scary at times, eight feet above the deck with no place to stand without falling through canvas.
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Re: Why Don"t Most Catamarans Come with Furling Main Sails?

Nielpryde can't imagine a jam in a squall? I can.
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Re: Why Don"t Most Catamarans Come with Furling Main Sails?

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Nielpryde can't imagine a jam in a squall? I can.

I think he may have meant that he didn't want to think about a jam in a squall
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Re: Why Don"t Most Catamarans Come with Furling Main Sails?

I have sailed extensibly with my 48 foot cat, just me, and I have gone through some serious squalls and never had any problem with reefing my full batten, also performance is much better because because of the shape. I will think about getting a sail in the boom but never inside the mast.
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Re: Why Don"t Most Catamarans Come with Furling Main Sails?

Suggest a look atLeisurefurl from Forespar In boom furling and pretty successful on medium to big multihull I've sails with one and added the system tony monohull Baltic. Forespar builds them and simply put - they work. Try www.leisurefurl.com
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Re: Why Don"t Most Catamarans Come with Furling Main Sails?

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I think he may have meant that he didn't want to think about a jam in a squall
Yep, thank you, but a previous poster mention mast rake in multis, and in mast furling dont like mast rake, no no......
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Re: Why Don"t Most Catamarans Come with Furling Main Sails?

I think you got it backwards. In mast furling is NOT affected by mast rake, but in boom furling is.
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Re: Why Don"t Most Catamarans Come with Furling Main Sails?

We have mast rake, plus about four inches of mast pre-bend. Not sure that either in-mast or in-boom system would work for that.

Can you do in-boom with full battens? Have those as well.

Our lazy Jack system works well. You stand on the hard top to stuff the sail or zip it up.
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We have mast rake, plus about four inches of mast pre-bend. Not sure that either in-mast or in-boom system would work for that.

Can you do in-boom with full battens? Have those as well.

Our lazy Jack system works well. You stand on the hard top to stuff the sail or zip it up.
Yes, full batons in in boom furling, that's the attraction compared to the negative roach of in mast furlers
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Re: Why Don"t Most Catamarans Come with Furling Main Sails?

Hi guys,
I've had Leisurefurl In-boom systems on a couple of previous monohulls before my last cat which had conventional reefing.
Getting the boom angle right is important but then you set the boom vang and mark it - not much of an issue after that - I was happy with monohull system and will let y'all know how the new Cat works out.
I do know other cat owners who have been very pleased with their in-boom systems.



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