Originally Posted by Cruisingscotts
Not sure if this is the right sub category but here goes. Anyone have any exp re cutting or using a in mast furled main on a slab reef slide track setup. I'm completely ignorant of if there are any construction differences in the build of a in mast furled main. The reason I ask is I am looking for a used main for our boat
and the majority of mains that I can find within usable dim are in mast furled.
In-mast roller furled mains have negative roach and no battons. If the sail is not stretched or past its UV life you should be able to make it do but with a lot of revision. You could consider adding positive roach and battons. There will be no reefing cringles or alternate tacs. It would need to be modified quite a bit to add these items. The Luff will have a bolt rope
to run up the furler
exactly as a roller furle jib
. THere will be no cars or slugs. I strongly suggest you first consult with a sailmaker
first. You may find the costs to modify are not what you had in mind. My opinion is that you should look for a better fit to start with.