The Hobie Kayak Sail Furler Kit is going to make sailing a whole lot more simple. Instead of rolling up your sail by hand, this easy-to-install rigging kit can be added to any Mirage kayak sail kit. Kit comes complete with all the hardware you will need and installation is simple. See the Instructions on the Resources tab.
Finely Got out on the lake yesterday to use the furling for the first time. It worked great. Installation was easy, I did put a light coat of plumbers silicon on the end of the mask so it would turn easier. Something I has been thinking of building until Hobie came out with this item.
Components and ease of use super. I cannot understand why, when one of the furler balls was discovered to be facing the wrong direction and on the wrong side of the knot, why Hobie didn't notify distributers of the flaw and fix that was mentioned on the forum. Some inconsistent QC and communication.
I had made a homemade furler to use on my revo 11 but was not pleased with how it worked. This furler is well worth the money if you plan on doing any sailing. If you install on a revo 11 you can't follow the instructions exactly. See the hobie site for more info... http://www.hobiecat.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=32&t=51318
The furler does the job. Easy to install. Mine came with a ball turned in the wrong direction. I have noticed others with the same complaint. It still works though.