Last night at work I made a Roller furler for a Jib that I bought off FleaBay for $75.
The Sail is 14 ft on the leach, 12'9" luff and 5'9" foot (about 37 sf)
and has the following features:
I made the furler according to these instructions...sort of. http://navigatorjoel.blogspot.com/20...-under-40.html Instead of using the wood and stuff inside I made it all stainless steel except for the housing which is white PVC... off white now that it is all dirty. I'll put up some pictures Monday when I get it home...I still have to do a couple of final touches...bloody work interfering with the important stuff.
Somebody comment on the battens...in a Jib? I am not too familiar with jibs...having never used or owned one before but I don't recall ever seeing battens in any of the pictures of them I have seen.
Now I have to build a boat for my newly acquired piece of cloth