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    Torsional Ropes vs Cables

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    In this blog we explore the differences between Torsional Ropes and Custom Torsional Cables, the pro's and cons of each and provide guidance on the specification boundaries between the two.

    Code Zero Torsional Cable: Tackle Luff Length Troubles

     

    Torsional Cable Luff Length CC Doyle Oleu Sailmakers

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    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.

     

    Torsional Furling Rope – What’s an S-Splice!?


     


    Torsional Furling Cable CC Kohlhoff RiggingWhen it comes to furling cables, custom top-down cables (for loose luff, asymmetrical gennakers) and bottom-up cables (for code zeros and staysails) can sometimes be expensive. For small to medium sized racing and cruising sailboats (up to 45ft), torsional rope can often be a viable and cost-effective alternative for performance furling systems.

    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.

    Top-down furling vs bottom-up furling cable specs: what to look out for

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    Have you got any idea what's the difference in design between a top-down or bottom-up torsional cable? Find out what makes a good torsional cable and the important differences between the two applications.

    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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