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westwoop
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We use a furler and it seems pretty good (have to check the make, but low cost I would say). We have had it jam, which was annoying, but user error on my part (drum compressed by forestay that was too tight). It makes the handling easy and tidy. For cruising it seems very good as it takes up no storage space and is always ready.

You might find the following of interest too:

http://www.wayfarer-international.org/WIT/useful_skills_of_all_kinds/Reefing/genoa_reef_Helyar.pdf
http://www.wayfarer-international.org/WIT/useful_skills_of_all_kinds/Reefing/genoa_reef_Bartels.pdf

On the question of the ‘Swiebertje sign-off’ I rather like Google’s attempted translation of “Kind fruit” 🙂

Peter.