By Matt Claiborne
The goal here is to allow the boat to hold a course without the operator being at the helm.
These make hoisting the anchor and chain back aboard as easy as pressing a button.
Fewer trips up on deck at sea means a safer and easier voyage all around.
The simpler the rig, the easier it is to sail.
That’s a considerable reduction in workload for the crew, whether they’re a single-hander or not.
A furler means less hoisting, and you can open the sail from the cockpit.