Features April 2011 Issue

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 Profurl’s 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 boat’s sails then sailed a 120-degrees reach, and with the mainsheet blanketing the drifter, eased the sheet and hauled away on the roller furler’s endless line. A spring scale measured the initial tension it took to start the process. If improving your boat’s light-air sailing performance is a priority, a foil-less furler could be a user-friendly, roller-furling solution.

To continue reading this article, you must be a paid subscriber.

Subscribe to Practical Sailor today and save 72%.

Here's what you'll get:

  • Immediate access to this article.
  • Access to more than 2,000 Practical Sailor articles like this.
  • Each new monthly issue delivered to you.
  • Recommendations of the best electronics for your boat.
  • Money- and hassle-saving tips for finding your dream boat.
  • Help installing new equipment and gear so you'll get it done right the first time!
  • Ratings on the newest paints, coatings and materials to keep your boat ship-shape.

Your satisfaction to Practical Sailor is guaranteed. Subscribe today to see why hundreds of thousands of sailors trust us as their #1 source of boating information.


Subscriber Log In

Forgot your password? Click Here.
Already subscribed but haven't registered for all the benefits of the website? Click here.