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    Downwind Turbo-charge with a Facnor Bowsprit

    Facnor Bowsprit

    Image Credits: Facnor

    Facnor is a specialist in designing and manufacturing furling systems, and therefore it should come as no surprise that they have a retrofit bowsprit solution.

    Product review: Facnor Flatfurl structural furler

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    Image credits: ©Facnor

    As their name suggests Facnor Furling Systems are a French manufacturer with over 30 years dedicated to all forms of onboard furling systems for ocean racers and cruising sailors alike.

    Practical Tips on Cruising Halyard Locks

    Facnor 3T External Halyard Lock

    Photo Credits: Jason Ball

     

    Halyard locks are almost universally accepted in racing circles and are becoming increasingly popular with long distance cruisers, as they recognise the significant benefits.

    What is a Top-Down Adapter?

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    Image credits: Facnor 

     

    The top-down adapter, also known as a tack swivel, is an increasingly popular evolution of the top-down furling system. This technique provides cruisers and racers alike, simplicity, safety and speed for the handling of loose luff sails such as asymmetric spinnakers and gennakers.

    Guest Post- Nick Black takes stock of Halyard Locks

     

    facnor lock water

    By: Andy Rice, SailJuice

     

    Co-owner of independent rigging company, Rigging Projects, Nick Black is one of the most sought-after riggers in the business. One way or another Nick’s work has made its way into most of the top tiers of the sport - the America’s Cup, Volvo Ocean Race, Vendée Globe, the grand prix circuits like the TP52s, and in the superyacht scene.

    Which top-down furler do I choose for my 25' sports boat?

     Upffront.com for all your rigging supplies including an extensive range of furling units and accessories

    You have a 25ft sportsboat and need a top-down furler, which one should you choose?

     

    One of upffront.com's key principles is to offer a good selection of hardware and rigging options with high quality technical information to give you the information you need to make informed product choices.

    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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