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I recently purchased a new to me ’85 O’Day 26 CB. It has been modified to have a roller furling headsail.But she came with a full complement of good hank on headsails. It is my 5th sailboat. However, i never had roller furling. I am thinking of going back to the hank on headsails. I have had on a C 22, An O’Day 23 MH, a Hunter 30, and a C25 swing keel. I keep hearing how much better the roller is, but i keep seeing the visions of the tattered and ripped apart roller headsails in the aftermath of several Hurricanes I have experienced. Plus doing some heavy weather sailing with a double-reefed main and a storm jib running before a H’cane. I would appreciate any advice or comments to help me decide which way to go this time. Replace the roller with a hank on forstay or learn and keep the roller? thanks jmc
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