Roller Furling Systems

There are many reasons to put roller furling systems for jibs, Genoas, or headsails on your boat. Sometimes referred to as a jib reefing system. Convenience is the big one. To be able to set the sail and loose it quickly and without having to leave the cockpit is huge. Storage is another, you do not have to put the sail in a locker, saving space.

Whatever your reason for wanting a roller furler this article attempts to help your decision, by presenting each furler and their features.
We take a look at some of the most popular manufacturers of reefing systems and roller furling equipment, such as Harken, ProFurl, Schaefer, Reckmann etc.

We looked around and there is not much in the way of Roller Furler reviews, so we have attempt to give you an idea of how each one is different, what you should look for when choosing a furler and a price comparison.

Apart from issues in deciding which furler unit you need, we also discuss other aspects. Roller furlers are like any piece of mechanical equipment, they do come with issues that should be addressed. Then you know that its going to work, and not jam up when you least need it to. Also when using roller furling there are some considerations for your sail to get the best shape and life out of it.
Source: Boating News 4

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