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    How Long is my Furling Line?

    Furling_cables

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    It’s a simple question but if you are buying a new furler or need to organise a replacement furling line and do not have access to measure it……. how long should it be!? In this blog we give you some simple rules for estimating the required lengths of single or continuous loop furling lines.

    Ubi Maior Italia - FR Furler Range

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    Ubi Maior Italia puts a real emphasis on adopting the latest production techniques to maintain their sailing hardware range at the performance cutting edge. The latest evolution of their successful FR Range of code zero and asymmetric furlers is no different.

    Code Zero Torsional Cable: Tackle Luff Length Troubles

     

    Torsional Cable Luff Length CC Doyle Oleu Sailmakers

    Image Credit: Doyle Oleu Sailmakers

     

    Previously on the upffront.com blog, we looked at how to measure a new torsional cable for your boat, and emphasised the importance of an accurate measurement to ensure a correct cable specification for your new code zero or downwind asymmetric.

     

    Electric Bowsprit Furler - Brand-New from Bamar

     Bamar BWSE Bowsprit Electric FurlerWhilst performance enhancing marine electronics - such as nke - continue to thrive in popularity, more and more people are also choosing to turn their heads towards the automatisation of various sailing systems.

    How do I rig the bobstay on my Trogear bowsprit?


     
     


    Trogear Bowsprit Bobstay Rigging

     

    The popularity of flying a code zero or asymmetric sail increased tenfold in 2018, with the trend set to soar in 2019 as more and more sailors take advantage of these high performance sails.

    Guest Blog - Why and When You Need a Code Zero


    Code Zero CC Bjarne Lorenzen Meike Brunssen Knierim Yachtbau

    BY ANDY RICE, INTERVIEWING BJARNE LORENZEN
    Image Credit: Bjarne Lorenzen, Meike Brunssen Knierim Yachtbau

    In the last blog, Bjarne Lorenzen of sailmaker Doyle O’leu talked about the exciting new performance cruiser, the 39BEN built by Bente in Germany. While the sail plan will develop over time, the code zero was one of the first sails to go into the inventory. Here, Lorenzen explains the appeal of the code zero, a sail that emerged from the offshore racing world and is now firmly established as an essential part of a modern cruising sail package.

    Measuring Your Boat for a New Torsional Cable


    Facnor Code ZeroImage credit: Facnor

     

    You have decided to go for a new code zero or downwind asymmetric. To ensure the furling system fits your boat, it is important to take a physical measurement of the maximum space available from the attachment point of the drum to the full hoist halyard position.

    We are constantly reporting on the latest innovations in the marine industry which offer weight savings whilst, at the same time, increasing safety factors. The result: lighter, faster, safer and more exciting sailing.

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