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Norm Rhines

I have both roller on the jib and hank on the stay sail. I am hopeing to go all roller. For the following reasions.
1.) I will change sail more offten and by doing so will sail better on all points of sail.
2.) Onece in SF bay I got knocked down with my old hank on jib, had I had a furler it would not have happened. (retraction time)
3.) Stowage is a little cleaner.
4.) in general I don't reef the furling sails so it is out or in. But in theriory it is an option.

About the knock down, it was out of the south at around 50 Knts and I just could not get forward and haul down the sail in time we cane out from behind the eastern span of the bay bridge and I had the sail half down when it hit, we dipped the spreaders and I found the bulwoorks are a great thing to stand on when the boat is on her side. But after that day I swore to get furling and I am halfway there in that I have a furling jib but not the stay sail yet.

I hope My points help out.


p.s. I use a ProFurler soon hope to be two.

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