Monday, March 7, 2016

Roller Reefing and Furling the Ulua Sail

Stewart Jackson in Australia demonstrating the roller reefing and furling system on his Ulua.


  1. I would like to see either close up pics or a close up video of the pieces and parts for the roller furling setup. That is where I am at on my trimaran build. I am trying to have the 24 ft 3 inch aluminum mast rotate like a hobie AI mast, so that the sail furls like this around the mast. We are certainly using UHMW plastic below the mast as part of the step, but would like to make rotating it easier, like delron tubing for bearings, or something like that. Any ideas?

  2. I've added a close up view of the furling mechanism.