About Roller Furling
The sunlight gleams in shimmering bands across the open water, while the wind buffets waves into small curls that lap against the side of your boat. It is the perfect day for a sail, and as you loosen the foresail from the roller furling and catch the wind, you cannot think of a better place to be than on the water. Roller furling is a process for managing, deploying, and storing boat sails that employs a spar attached to a sail, usually a foresail like a jib, or less frequently, a mainsail. The roller furling is operated by a line, a hand-operated crank, or a mechanical crank powered by hydraulics or electricity. The sail is attached to the furler, and wound around the spool to draw in the sail in much the same way a fishing line is wound around a reel. Roller furling is recognized as a modern sailing method, despite being invented around the turn of the 20th century. The device allows sailors to trim and store sails with less need for additional help, making it a must-have for solo sailors and couples. Find a vast selection of roller furling systems and accessories for boats and sails of all types on eBay.