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    This would be easier to answer if it only included things I am NOT interested in.

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  1. I am in process of buying and then preparing a boat for extended offshore cruising. I have a lot of experience but have been away from the sport for over 10 years. I am advanced in certain decision areas but two that keep coming up as unresolved are the furler question, i.e which one and the furling boom issue. I have used and liked Harken furlers but there are aspects of the product that I think limit its reliability for extended cruising. I keep coming back to Profurl. In spite of the product's agricultural appearance, everything about it seems strong and well designed- so, go. Opinions? The boat I am buying is over 50' LOA and I am planning to sail solo mostly. The boat has a big, full battened main and the thought of taking a reef using slab reefing is daunting. I see that furling booms are becoming more common and I am willing to buy the best. So- thoughts? Thanks- this is a long term project and will be my home for the rest of my life. I appreciate all responses but be aware that if you are overwhelmed with the need to to be an asshole, I am a bigger one and will amuse myself accordingly.
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    J/111 Goes Sailing...

    Well- it is pretty and will be well-built BUT come on guys- take 2000# out of it, offer a proper tiller cockpit setup and I might be interested but as it is, just another displacement hull trying to get out of the hole NO THANKS. Just what I need, spend 300K and watch M32's sail through my lee. I don't sleep on boats that don't offer room service. Get on the course, flay the competition and get to the shower/bar./restaurant/bed first.