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ALDEBR

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Re: Unloading starboard genny sheet so primary can be used to furl
« Reply #11 on: June 24, 2024, 01:57:28 PM »
Actually, it's ease the sheet, then push the button.  Easy to do if on a port tach - a little more complicated on a starboard tach (depends on where the button is located). Certainly doable single handed.  Well worth it.

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Re: Unloading starboard genny sheet so primary can be used to furl
« Reply #10 on: June 23, 2024, 11:28:59 AM »
But whether you have an electric furler or not,  it?s basically the same process isn?t it?? push a button and ease the sheet. Easy to do both methods single-handed?.  The manual method just takes 15 more seconds to set up on a port tack. Or do the electric furlers talk to the primary winches and ease the sheets automatically in time with the furler?

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Re: Unloading starboard genny sheet so primary can be used to furl
« Reply #9 on: June 23, 2024, 04:39:11 AM »
I have to say, we are in the electric furler camp. As a crew of 2 doing a circumnavigation the installation of our electric furler was a game changer for us. The biggest advantage is that it allowed one of us to easily and safely furl and unfurl our genoa at night while the other one slept. When the inevitable squall hits that ability is priceless. At least it was for us. Covid delayed our circumnavigation by 2 years during which we gained more experience doing passages as a couple. It was this experience that made us decide to make the investment. Having now benefited from the electric furler during our Pacific crossing we can say this is one of those rare investments truly worth every penny.

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Re: Unloading starboard genny sheet so primary can be used to furl
« Reply #8 on: June 22, 2024, 01:06:16 PM »
We ordered the electric furler when QL built our boat.  It?s been one of the best decisions.  Really enjoy pushing the button vs a tug a war of some sort.  Then there was the KVH.  Baad decision?.

ALDEBR

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Re: Unloading starboard genny sheet so primary can be used to furl
« Reply #7 on: June 22, 2024, 10:59:53 AM »
We had the same issues until we switched to an electric headsail furler.  An absolute game changer! Worth every penny.

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Re: Unloading starboard genny sheet so primary can be used to furl
« Reply #6 on: June 22, 2024, 02:02:32 AM »
We considered electric furler once but decided against it for several reasons. 1,  Expensive, would rather invest in new sails. 2, The trouble of installaton, running wiring, relay and switch. 3, Having enough trouble keeping the in-mast furler running, I can imagine the potential maintenance issues with an electric device on the bow getting occasionally doused with salt water. 4, already have electric winches that work perfectly with the furling line. We have friends with electric furler and are reasonably happy with it, but it is not for us.

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Re: Unloading starboard genny sheet so primary can be used to furl
« Reply #5 on: June 21, 2024, 01:49:33 PM »
Or....electric Jenny Furlex?

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Re: Unloading starboard genny sheet so primary can be used to furl
« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2024, 03:27:32 AM »
Better than going through the cockpit, go around it.  All it takes is a couple of snatch blocks and a long furling line.  It's very much worth it to set this up right if you are cruising long distances and may be on port tack for a day, a.week, a month.  I'll post a couple photos of my set up tomorrow if I remember to.

For Starboard tack furling  (the furling line is the red one):


For Port tack furling I use two snatch-blocks to route the furling line around to the port side winch:

« Last Edit: June 20, 2024, 10:42:38 PM by jt11791 »
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Re: Unloading starboard genny sheet so primary can be used to furl
« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2024, 05:15:19 PM »
On our 46 we do exactly the same as Hobie mentioned. Use the staysail winch as a turning block and lead the furling line across the cockpit to the unused genoa sheet winch.

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Re: Unloading starboard genny sheet so primary can be used to furl
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2024, 04:32:45 PM »
Don?t unload starboard primary.  Take furling line half around starboard secondary across cockpit once around port secondary (in right direction) and back to port electric primary. This works on H54.  Table is in way so you can?t go from starboard secondary right to port primary.

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Unloading starboard genny sheet so primary can be used to furl
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2024, 04:21:46 PM »
Looking for a solution.  Returning on port tack wirh genny sheet loaded uo on primary,  how to unload so electric winch can be used to furl since furling line is on starboard as is genny sheet.
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