Tuesday, 20 May 2008

New Assymetrical Spinnaker Furler from Facnor

The introduction of these furlers from Facnor has been hugely popular. Because they are so easy to use, many owners have introduced them to their boats. Easy to install, they fit to the forward end of the fixed spinnaker pole.

No more awkward operations on the foredeck, for example to take the sail down. The Asym-FX furler has been developed through Open 60 race technology. Ready for use very quickly. Your asymmetric Spinnaker is safely and quickly pulled up, taken down and stored. Adaptation on existing asymmetric Spinnaker with only small modifications.

With the ASYM-FX you can furl your asymmetric Spinnaker as easily as your Gennaker. Handle your sail comfortably from the cockpit by just pulling the continuous furling line. This operation will make the drum and then the anti-twist luff rope rotate. The luff rope transmits the rotation to the central furling rope. This will make the luff of the asymmetric Spinnaker furl from the centre. The continuous line drum prevents the furling line from overriding. The furling line can be removed from the drum without any mechanical operation.

You can go to Facnors' website http://www.facnor.com/ and watch a short video on this innovative product.

Reproduced courtesy of Facnor Furling Systems

You can read more about downwind sailing techniques in my ebook 'Voyage of the Little Ship 'Tere Moana' downloadable from my website http://www.sailboat2adventure.com

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