What is the difference between Roller Furlings and Reefing Furlings?
Is "REEFURL" a reefing system?
Will the furling damage my forestay?
How much maintenance is required?
Will "REEFURL" fit all types of forestay rigging?
How hard is it to reef or roll the sail in strong wind conditions?
Will "REEFURL" affect my rigging?
Will there ever be a time when the furling system is stuck or the sail cannot be rolled in?

What is the difference between Roller Furlings and Reefing Furlings?
Roller Furlings roll the sail up for storage or roll the sail out to be fully set and should not be partially deployed. Reefing Furlings are stronger and more robust with much larger drums that will hold the sail that has been partially deployed and allows the sail to be reefed in strong wind conditions

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Is 'REEFURL' a reefing system?
Definitely yes. The larger than average drum size and robust construction allows the sail to be reefed or rolled without the use of a winch. A large Genoa on a racing sail boat can be deployed and reefed in a matter of seconds

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Will the furling damage my forestay?
No, never. The extrusions and drum are completely lined with a high density PVC liner that rotates around the forestay and no part of the forestay comes in contact with the aluminium extrusion or furling drum. Because the forestay is surrounded by PVC it is not subject to any abrasive wear or corrosion due to dissimilar metals, as would exist with furling systems that only have protection at the top and bottom of the furling extrusion.

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How much maintenance is required?
None. 'REEFURL' is a totally maintenance free reefing and furling system

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Will 'REEFURL' fit all types of forestay rigging?
Unfortunately no, although minimal modification to the rigging may be required to some forestay swages. Please refer to the online order form to enable us to supply a furling system that will suit your particular rigging requirements

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How hard is it to reef or roll the sail in strong wind conditions?
Usually not much harder than in light winds. The wind should be spilled out of the sail by reducing the load on the sheet rope and letting the sail luff slightly. It is then reefed to the desired deployment or completely rolled up.

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Will 'REEFURL' affect my rigging?
No. The furling system rotates loosely around your existing forestay which can be loosened or tightened without affecting the furling.

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Will there ever be a time when the furling system is stuck or the sail cannot be rolled in?
No. The halyard return system eliminates the possibility of the halyard becoming tangled and our innovative design with absolutely no internal moving parts has resulted in a totally dependable system that has been constructed as if your life depends on it!

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