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Paul White
  • City: Sydney
  • Country: Australia
  • Weta Sail Number: 1300

If you don’t sail in over 20 knots of breeze you could get away with using a 2:1 ratio system for the Harken furler as it gives you a double the number of furling turns for half the effort (as described in this forum post).

However, if you do decide to upgrade, I also upgraded my boat from the Harken furler to the KZ Furler and removed the fairlead.

Like all the cleats on the Weta, it’s held in place with self-tapping screws rather than bolts, so it’s very easy to remove – I’d advise cleaning the old sealant off the screws and adding a dab of new silicon sealant before doing them up again.

Hope this helps


#325, Sydney