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Dave Barker

Another system worth considering is the Bartels version (reefing, not furling). The drum is stainless steel and quite nicely proportioned – doesn’t look too big for a Wayfarer foredeck. The luff spar is a nice teardrop shape and although quite slim it doesn’t twist under load. I can give you more information if you’re interested, but I should mention that it is fairly expensive. (However, there is no good, cheap reefing system!)