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Old 23-03-2010, 12:08   #1
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G/Day from Portland, Australia

I'm sailing an Iain Oughtred Grey Seal "Huon Seal" out of Portland Vic.Aust .
Its a beautiful little boat , and pretty capable in the waters around here.
But I'm suffering from rheumatoid arthritis , and at times I find it impossible to sail her.
I could change the rig , put on winches etc , but that would spoil her character and charm.
I'll probably sell her , and buy something more appropriate to me , in this condition.
So , I'm trying to figure the easiest way to sail , with a reliable rig.
I'm using self furling headsails now , and will in the future , but need to find the most reliable system.
And so to mainsail furling and reefing , what is the easiest , most reliable system ?.
Any recommendations ?.
Regards Rob J.
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Old 13-04-2010, 16:40   #2
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Aloha Rob J and welcome aboard!
Its good to have you posting here. I've heard good things about ProFurl but don't have much experience with furling sails except on other peoples boats (OBPs).
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Old 13-04-2010, 18:33   #3
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Thanks John.
I have furling headsails on HS , but I have little experience of furling mainsails.
The one I am thinking of is a fully battened mainsail , I've included a (older) picture .
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