and insulated forestay plus completely insulated joining sleeves make
furling easier and gives less wear with no risk of corrosion
Unique, patented load
distributor for easy furling and unrivalled bearing durability.
Highest grade marine
stainless steel feeder for improved durability and service life.
Tack swivel with
"free turn" combined with the uniform profile of the
forestay extrusion gives a perfectly furled sail and effective
performance when reefed.
Unique line guide
system controls and centers furling line and arranges it on the drum.
Furlex 200S - 500S (6 - 16 mm forestay)
are available with an optional internal turnbuckle. The turnbuckle is
completely built into the drum, to ensure that it does not affect
either the dimensions of the forestay extrusion or the height of the
drum above deck. This ensures maximum sail luff length with the added
benefit of tidy reefing.
The unique, patented
design of the tack and halyard swivels ensures a more even
distribution of forces over the ball races.
The patented double ball
mechanism prevents point loading and allows the Furlex bearings to
rotate with minimal friction even under extreme loads.
Drum and guard arm can be easily
removed without undoing the headstay, so that the racing yachtsman can
tack the genoa at deck level. Twin luff groves allow fast sail changes
and also make goose winging two jibs possible.
The torsionally rigid,
aerodynamic foils are engineered to endure the twisting forces induced
The full length bearing
tubes reduce friction, center the stay, and prevent metal to metal
contact between the aluminum foil and the stainless steel headstay. A
serious consideration in the marine environment.
The Furlex kit contains
all parts require.
which clearly describe assembly and handling, a new 1x19 headstay, a
furling line, four stanchion mount lead blocks, two halyard retaining
bails to provide the correct angle (complete with drill bit and self
tapping screws), locking adhesive for the headstay terminal and a tube
of Furlex grease.