Furling and Reefing Systems for Cruisers and Daysailors In
designing the Flexible Furler, we focused on the vast majority of sailors who
are primarily cruisers or daysailors. They might race but only casually.
These sailors have boats under 40 feet long and want to enjoy sailing from
the cockpit rather than going forward while underway. They want the
reliability of a solidly built furler/reefing system backed by an
unbelievably comprehensive warranty and yet do not want to spend a lot of
time and money buying or maintaining their equipment. The Flexible Furler is used
on daysailers as well as offshore passage makers, monohulls and multihulls.
It is used by production boat builders and is also great as a retrofit. The
flexible luff extrusion makes it the best choice for trailerables. Whether
large or small, your cruising boat or daysailer should have a furling system.
Going forward on any size boat is potentially wet and often dangerous,
particularly if your crew is inexperienced. Changing sails as the wind comes
up is not a lot of fun! The Flexible Furler can be used to both furl and reef
your sail in any wind condition. We have eliminated expensive features only
hard-core racers demand, thereby increasing the system's reliability while
lowering the cost. As proof of the success of this design, Practical Sailor
reports 100% of Flexible Furler owners surveyed would buy their Flexible
Furler again if they had the choice. We are very pleased with these survey
results since CDI was the only major furler manufacturer to receive that
level of owner endorsement.