I added this post a while back and may offer some resolutions to your furling issues. This system works exceptionally easy and the twists in the sail bungee stop the mast flex when pulling on the furling line. I found when the sail is simply hooked to a clip or not hooked at all the sail does not wrap tightly on the mast and the mast flexes and/or bends adding pressure to the side wall of the mast tube with the added effort you need to put on the furling line to wrap the sail.
Putting 2 to 3 twists in the sail bungee before you put the sail on the mast and sliding the mast through the loops then clip it off makes the sail very tight to the mast. The amount of effort to furl is minimized and it works far more smoothly.
You get a tight wrap and you just have to lock off the main sheet and the furling line to keep it all snug. I am adding a cleat to the left side of center hatch since I control my main sheet with my right I will be able to just reach down with my left to furl/unfurl without reaching across my lap.
my previous post:viewtopic.php?f=32&t=34749
hope it helps