Developed and refined in close consultation with the world’s top racing sailors, the most efficient system for furling free-flying Code Zero and Gennaker sails is top down. This avoids those nightmare situations where the top of the sail blows out into an untidy bag, leaving lots of flapping windage and drag up high, exactly where it can do most harm to the sail and ruin your perfectly-executed mark rounding. The top-down furl is faster, tighter and cleaner, even allowing the furled sail to remain hoisted if necessary. As the name suggests, the furl begins at the head of the sail via a torque stay driven by the furler.
KEY DESIGN FEATURES
>> Quad row patented ball race reduces friction
>> Universal connection to existing furlers – we can adapt our parts to suit current installations
>> Our system works with cables from all major existing suppliers including Future Fibres, Smart Rigging, Doyle Rigging, Navtec, Southern Spars and more.
>> Optimised tack load distribution through dual eyes
>> Where luff length is crucial, the free- spinning rotator can be built into the furler unit.
>> Sizes range from 2 – 30T SWL