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in mast or in boom furling

abbafan
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18/03/2017 20:56
Can anyone tell me what the advantage is of having an in mast boom furling apposed to an in mast boom furling? I was under the impression that the in mast furling was ok because you are not hoisting the sail upwards (defying gravity) therefore making it much lighter. An in boom furling does not have this advantage as you are raising the sail vertical (fighting gravity) &rt;You also have the usual problems of any furling rigging situation. The only benefit I can conclude from this is that it looks a lot neater.
Correct me if I am wrong, as I would love to know if there are any genuine pros, rather than cons to this rigging set up.
Thanks
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