No one can deny that the job of any keel boat bowguy/gal is a hectic one to say the least. An opening prefeeder like the Holt Opening Prefeeder can be one of those simple pleasures that make the job just a bit easier.
Luff tape popped out in heavy conditions? No problem.
This stainless steel prefeeder can be easily reattached to the sails luff tape without having to douse the sail and start all over. The hinge is offset from the center line so that it can lash to or around the forestay for easy access. Its roller balls help reduce friction on the sails luff take and aids in smooth snag free hoists. ..that is of course only when we remember to attach it to the sail. Whoops! Been there, done that. It happens.
Feeder handles 4mm to 7mm luff tape.