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Re: Roller furling was Re: 'Goblin'

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Posted by John Nichols on July 23, 2023 at 13:53:37 user Mcneacail.

In Reply to: Roller furling was Re: 'Goblin' posted by Adam Quinan on July 23, 2023 at 11:47:39:

Murray Scheiner, a sailor and professional rigging designer from Great Neck, New York, modernized the furling jib in the late 1960s. His inspiration came from observing a disabled sailor friend who required several crew members to hoist the jib, preventing him from sailing independently.[citation needed] This invention greatly changed sailing for professionals and leisure sailors alike

AR was very good at describing the equipment and sailing, he never mentions a roller reefer in SA or in the Racunda Cruises that I have read. Now if Ed was around he could do a search. I miss him a lot, the weekend is not the same.

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