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Top down furler


Oct 21, 2018
Catalina Capri 22 Lake George
I use a top down furler on an assymetric spinnaker. I know that some you other owners use them as well.

I am finding it very frustrating because the spinnaker either doesn't want to furl or unfurl without great effort.

Please let me know your experience.

Aug 1, 2011
Catalina 270 255 Wabamun. Welcome to the marina
You have to get it to roll neatly. That's not so easy to do, I find the top 5 feet sometimes does not want to unroll, and when rolled it's quite tight while the bottom is sloppy.
It's all about controlling the sail while it's rolling up, if you watch this closely, he talks about where the sheet should be and how much force is on it to get a good roll.
Oct 2, 2008
Pearson/ 530 Strafford, NH
So the furler is part of the luff of the sail? That might get my assymetric out of the bag.