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  1. osirissail
    [part 2]

    A jib/genoa for a roller furler also uses a halyard to pull the sail up the length of the roller furler tube/foil. But once the sail is pulled up and tightened it is not used again. With a conventional "hanked on" jib/genoa you have to release the halyard to get the sail down off the forestay so you can store the sail below. With a roller furler the sail remains "up" and instead is simply rolled up around the roller furler tube/foil. You never take the sail down. This makes sailing a lot easier as you do not have to "raise" the jib/genoa. You just unwind it off the roller furler and when finished sailing wind it back up again.
  2. osirissail
    A Profurl Roller reefing system is used on a sailboat to "roll up" your jib or genoa when you are not using the sail. It consists of a aluminum foil(tubing) into which the jib or genoa is threaded/inserted and a drum at the bottom with a long control line wrapped around it. Pulling in on the control line rolls up the jib/genoa around the aluminum tube/foil. Letting out the control line allows the sail to unwind and deploy for use.

    Your jib/genoa needs to have a "luff tape" sewn along the leading edge of the sail that is inserted into the groove in the roller furler tube/foil.

    Ordinary "hanked on" jib/genoa's have clips or hooks that attach to your forestay. A halyard line is connected to the top of the sail and is used to pull the sail up the forestay so you can use it.

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