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    Posted: 21 December 2015 at 13:13
I plan to buy a downwind sail but since I am using the boat shorthanded it has to be on furler. One of the North dealers say that G2 would work on a furler (the same way like Code zero).
Is there anybody WHO has experience with G2 on furler?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Rod Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 December 2015 at 14:39
I purchased a G2 from North and it was fitted with a Marlow torsion line to work with a Karver KSF2 which also runs - ran my Elvstrom code zero/gennaker that came with the boat. Known affectionally as BOB - Big Orange B....d

However for the last couple of years I have had innumerable(lots of) problems with the top down and converted the G2 to a snuffer last year and it has worked well since then.
The karver regularly put a a reverse furl into the code zero which causes some bad language when trying to unfurl and some embarrassing loose sail cloth flapping around in the breeze.
A couple of weeks ago I could not unfurl as it was seriously stuck together so after a few hours in the local park we eventually unfurled the sail and fitted a snuffer.

So now I have both on snuffers and can sail singlehanded and launch retrieve with no issues.
BTW - No blame is laid at the door of the Karver .

Recently I was told by a sailmaker that it is the quality of the torsion line that makes a large difference to a top down furler.

Now I'm looking at a G0 on a furler to make life even easier in lighter winds and produce more speed!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Rod Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 December 2015 at 14:43
My mistake no mention of top down - its the way to go I reckon, but cannot retrofit a torsion line in the luff of my G2 apparently due to the original cut of the sail.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mark&Catherine Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 December 2015 at 16:45
Rod my retrofitted top down furled didn't work well either I'd go for a sail with the torsion  line already sewn onto the luff.

Edited by Mark&Catherine - 23 December 2015 at 06:42
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote mehmet Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 December 2015 at 21:24
Thank you for sharing your experience. 
I was told the same regarding the torsion line. On wendesday I will have a meeting with my local north dealers rep. I heart the anti-gyration cable from "future fibers" works perfect with the special downwind furler.
Will see.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Persse Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 December 2015 at 01:32
My local sailmaker has a bin full of torsion lines as people have abandoned them for snuffers.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote panos Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 December 2015 at 03:42
You always have to think what you will do in the worst case scenario.
Flying a G2 spinnaker shorthanded on a 630 is looking for trouble.
Believe me and don't ask how I know.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote cwetto Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 December 2015 at 08:04
Maybe consider G1-G3 ?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Lippe Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 December 2015 at 12:16
North sales Finland told about specific torsion line that has minimal delay in rounds between up and down parts. I recall it was wrapped up from several lines together. Drawback is price and that is stiff to pack.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote mehmet Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 December 2015 at 20:18
I have 2 crew on board. They are experienced seamen but not experienced sailors but they can help.
I had a meeting today with north turkey and they say it wouldnt be a problem to handle the sail since the antitorsion cable from future fibre would work perfect with the furler from karver. Do you still think I should stay away of G2?
Your opinion is important to me. You have a similer size of boat. I have Jeanneau 64.
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