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Thread: "Spin Tec Furlers"

12,268 posts on 2,444 threads   •   From Mar 07, 2004 - Jan 08, 2012


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Spin Tec Furlers

Tom and Dana Stiffler

My W32 Devon's Whisper had a Triumph 2000 furler by Spin-Tec uninstalled. I had a rigger install it for me. He was loath to do so as he really did not like the system with no halyard and the attendant difficulty in changing head sails. I have not used it but its simplicity really appeals to me. I have the optional head sail accessory should I decide to change my head sail. I have had two other boats both ketches with furler head sails and never changed a headsail in years of coastal sailing. I had bearings seize on both and once about 30 years ago had to cut down a frayed genoa in 30 knot winds in Smuggler's Cove Santa Cruz Island when the head of the furler jammed with threads from the frayed genoa cover.[Actually my girlfriend went up in the bosun's chair, knife in mouth, and kicked out to the headstay to cut it loose...she became my wife soon after this daring feat]. My question is, has anyone had experience with this system? If so your review would be helpful. Cheers. Tom

Stephen and Lu Ann Yoder

I'm looking forward to reading the feedback as I bought Spin-Tecs for both of the headsails on my W28 but have yet to install either one. The simplicity appealed to me as well.


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