Re: [Amel] In mast furling Amel Maramu # 267
Hi Peter. I own SM243 so I can't comment on the older furling systems. I can however comment on the robustness of Amel systems. If the furling gear is maintained it should last a long long time. As for furling vs slab reefing...I'll never go back to slab. It's so easy to reef and all from in the cockpit that I know I'm safer with the furler. It does require paying attn to the boom angle and watching the sail enter the mast to avoid having it bunch up and bind. Sail shape isn't ideal, but we're cruising not racing.
I was skeptical at first, but I am totally sold now. Try it, you'll like it.
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