Furling the Mainsail

After all of the conveniences that technology has afforded us sailors, there is still one luxury that has eluded us. Although more popular than ever, a furling mainsail is still not 100% standard equipment on today’s boats. The reason for this is that it has always presented some negatives that leave many people unsure about whether […]

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Views from Aloft

This week we were aloft to replace a headsail furler. Hood Yacht Systems provided this furler. The Hood Seafurl seems to be a good furler. I’d say my only real tiff with these systems is the rubber liner that is found inside each of the extrusions. The ball bearings are dry lubricated, which I like. […]

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