Foil-less Furlers Test
Seldén and Profurl endless-line furlers challenge reigning top-pick Facnor.
Practical Sailor compares two new continuous-line furlers, the Seldén CX15 and Profurls new NEX 2.5, with the Facnor FX2500, which was named the PS Best Choice foil-less furler in the March 2008 issue. Testers unfurled the test boats sails then sailed a 120-degrees reach, and with the mainsheet blanketing the drifter, eased the sheet and hauled away on the roller furlers endless line. A spring scale measured the initial tension it took to start the process. If improving your boats light-air sailing performance is a priority, a foil-less furler could be a user-friendly, roller-furling solution.