Roller Furling Jib

I am thinking of adding roller furling kit to my FS. Any comments on this? Advice? Cheers, John #1554

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Didn't know it was feasible.

Didn't know it was feasible. Please post results if you do it. I'd like to do it to permit easy singlehanding.

Check out the Flying Scot website.

Check out the Flying Scot website. Go to the Scot store and type in furling jib in the search area. They offer them there...they also remind you that it is not class legal.

http://home.

http://home.flash.net/~smauney/access/ Check out this site from the Texas people. The very last picture shows a roller furling kit on a Scot. It also shows a lazy jack system which I would like to learn more about.

Dennis: I have a lazy jack set up that I took off the boat when

Dennis: I have a lazy jack set up that I took off the boat when I bought it. It probably does make it easier to handle the main, but I did not want to have to deal with rigging it each time I set up. Next season I will have my mast up all the time and may rerig the LJ (if I can remeber how the heck it goes up. I frequently single hand or have nonsailors on board and I suspect it will be handy, particularly when cruising. Otherwise, I may offer it to the masses. Cheers, John Ngulule Customflex #1554

Also, re lazy jack.

Also, re lazy jack. I believe that, when set up properly, the LJ will support the mast, which means you do not have to mess with that @$%&*##^&* boom crutch. Cheers, John Ngulule Customflex #1554

Dennis: I do not race my Scot, so am not too concerned with cla

Dennis: I do not race my Scot, so am not too concerned with class legal. I do race a good deal, but not on my Scot. This is my boat to mess about on week days when the rest of the World is chasing the $$ and to enjoy with my grandkids and other family when they can go out. I chose the Scot because she is friendly and stable, will carry a good number of people and beer, yet she still has some get up and go. I will initiate a dialog with the FS builder re the roller reef system. I had seen it in their catalog, but wanted some input from those who had used it. Cheers, John Ngulule Customflex #1554

I dry sail off a sea wall into the Mississippi River.

I dry sail off a sea wall into the Mississippi River. My mast is rarely stepped down, so rerigging would not be a frquent issue for me. When the wind is just wrong, it makes for some exciting times returning to the wall. Not having the mainsail to fumble around (especially with nonsailors aboard) would make the docking efforts easier. My brother has LJ system on his 36 foot Catalina that he sails on Lake Michigan. I appreciate how the main stays contained when dropped and how easy it stores. I have found some articles on the internet on constructing one from scratch. They recommend securing the system against the boom to prevent chaffing of the sail when under sail. There is not an active fleet in my area. My club races C and MC scows. I got the Scot to daysail with friends and family.
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[i]Originally posted by johnrmcl[/i] [br]Dennis: I do not race my Scot, so am not too concerned with class legal. I do race a good deal, but not on my Scot. This is my boat to mess about on week days when the rest of the World is chasing the $$ and to enjoy with my grandkids and other family when they can go out. I chose the Scot because she is friendly and stable, will carry a good number of people and beer, yet she still has some get up and go. I will initiate a dialog with the FS builder re the roller reef system. I had seen it in their catalog, but wanted some input from those who had used it. Cheers, John Ngulule Customflex #1554