With the ever increasing popularity of these systems for cruising sailors, it is timely to look at the following video to see exactly how it may be advantageous to install such a system on your own yacht.
The particular system shown in the video is a Bamar Rollgen Furler from Ocean Sailing Enterprises in Canada. Installation is very simple and can be brought out when required. It rolls out cleanly, fills very nicely and rolls away again easily.
A good sailor of course, will always be keeping a keen eye on the weather to make sure it is taken down in plenty of time preceding any weather changes.
The following is an extract from their website:
Bamar’s roller furlers turn asymmetric spinnaker handling into a simple job and give the short handed sailor the confidence to furl and unfurl from the safety of the cockpit in seconds.
Doyle Sails Australia is the Australian distributor for Bamar’s range of reefing and furling gear. Bamar is a world leader in the field of sail management and furling systems for the yachting industry having designed and supplied equipment to yachts of all sizes.
They also make available a clearcut pdf file which you can download from here:
Spinnakers can be a problem at the best of times and as a cruising sailor it is great to see more manufacturers producing these systems that work so that they don't have to be watched every second they are up.
Extract courtesy Doyle Sails, video and image courtesy Bamar
You can read moreabout passagemaking with spinnakers and many more cruising adventures in my ebook 'Voyage of the Little Ship Tere Moana' and '101 Dollar Saving Tips for Cruisers' downloadable from my website www.sailboat2adventure.com