Posted by Adam Quinan on July 24, 2023 at 08:12:38 user Adam.
In Reply to: Re: Roller furling was Re: 'Goblin' posted by John Nichols on July 23, 2023 at 13:53:37:
The idea for a furling jib is usually attributed to Major E du Boulay in England who invented a device similar to a roller blind for reefing a jib. Major Wykeham-Martin used one of Boulay's rollers and improved the system by incorporating roller bearings in 1907 when the system was patented. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roller_furling)
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