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Roller reefing for genoa

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blueachilles says:

Thinking about adopting this over next winter - easier sail handling, easier reduction of sail if it starts to blow, no need for sail bags in the cabin, sail wouldn't get in the way while you're trying to get the mooring chain on board, etc.

I assume the current genoa (only a couple of years old - Kemps) could be altered from sliders to a bolt rope luff, and a UV strip - any thoughts on cost?

Also any recommendations/costs of the gear to use?

Any reasons not to do this?
10:04AM, 16 May 2010 PDT (permalink)

busy home [deleted] says:

Try a Plastimo 608 s ,, (I have a t twin Grove) for snogoose £350 ish
Twin grove means a smaller bolt rope ,
All the others are expensive, x 3
Goskar has a bamar works well .. at £1000 should do,
The sail would have to be cut to a different shape (higher foot ..see goskars pics Less area,) Goskars new genny was about £350
some performance loss. but SO much easier..
I bought the twin grove thinkin I could hoist two jibs instead of a spinny ,,, I may still do so but would need to alter a spare genny..
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NormanKlipspringer is a group administrator NormanKlipspringer says:

You may find the previous discussions on this useful
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rothwell_neil says:

I had my hank on for the Hurley modified for roller reefing and it worked well, cost about £100
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