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    Posted: 23 Apr 2013 at 11:22pm
I am looking for reccomendations on which roller furling to fit for cruising use ?

Thanks, Nick
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Harken mark 4 is great: never regretted replacing my old Rotafurl...
Make sure yiou set it high enough to clear teh anchor.  Needs an extension piece.
See previous discussion forum threads....
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Another vote for the Harken Mk4, great bit of kit, it is also what Rogers fit as standard. 
 
I have been told that the cheaper Harken "cruising" furler (called the ESP I think) is not as robust or as well made but I have not used one myself.
 
Furlex is also popular but I have no experience.
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Harken for me.
 
Still going strong after 20 years, or so.
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Just to balance the options, we've had a twin foil Furlex for the last 15 years and it's worked fine too.
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We fitted a Harken Mk4 (Unit 1) two years ago. Very pleased with it.

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Thanks Simon, I`ll look at those--Nick
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I`ll look at those too !
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Nick Howes Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 May 2013 at 12:27pm
Thanks Doug-20 years-impressive !
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