I don't know if it's simplicity... I think it's just sensible. I'd like to have a removable inner forestay. And hank on stays'ls are just so much more fun to set! Plus I get week in the knees over bronze piston hanks...
I'm interested too. I'll keep an eye on your reply and the pictures.
Any idea of a price?
PS. Sometimes it is easier to just cut off one of the terminal ends so you can pull the wire out. You will still have to remove at least one of the set screws per section to be able to pull the sections apart. Gentle wiggling and pulling will usually get them apart.
Ok, got some photos, but didn't take the critical measurement (foil width). However, I'm 95% sure its a Profurl Classic NC42. You can see I didn't clean it up for the photos... so you get an accurate look at it. I think it will clean up nicely with some TLC. The dingleberry's who pulled my mast scratched the foil a little bit with the wire on the crane. There is a little rough spot where you feed the sail into the groove, but nothing you can't fix with a file. I do not know the age. But it has performed flawlessly for us the past year, since owning.
It's finally done!
We are setting up screenings around the country (world) and looking for hosts. Not sure when DVD's will be available. Screenings and film festivals first. But it wont be long before we go to DVD... June maybe? But the focus is on screenings for now. Build community, better for press, etc.