THE FLEXIBLE FURLER: Furling and Reefing Systems for Cruisers and
In designing the Flexible Furler, CDIfocused on the vast majority of sailors
who are primarily cruisers or daysailors. They might race but only casually.
These sailors have boats under 40 feet long and want to enjoy sailing from
the cockpit rather than going forward while underway. They want the reliability
of a solidly built furler/reefing system backed by an unbelievably comprehensive
warranty and yet do not want to spend a lot of time and money buying or
maintaining their equipment.
The CDI Flexible Furler is used on daysailers as well
as offshore passage makers, monohulls and multihulls. It is used by production
boat builders and is also great as a retrofit. The flexible luff extrusion
makes it the best choice for trailerables.
Whether large or small, your cruising boat or daysailer should have a
CDI furling system. Going forward on any size boat is
potentially wet and often dangerous, particularly if your crew is inexperienced.
Changing sails as the wind comes up is not a lot of fun! The CDI Flexible
Furler can be used to both furl and reef your sail in any wind condition.
CDI Furling Systems have eliminated expensive features only hard-core
racers demand, thereby increasing the system's reliability while lowering
the cost. As proof of the success of this design, Practical Sailor reports
100% of Flexible Furler owners surveyed would buy their CDI Flexible Furler
again if they had the choice. We are very pleased with these survey results
since CDI was one of the major furler manufacturer to receive that level
of owner endorsement.