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    Choosing the Right Code Zero or Gennaker Furler

    Facnor_FX4500 drum

     

    How do I choose the right code zero or gennaker furling unit for my boat? Data from 8 well-known manufacturers is reviewed and conclusions drawn to help guide you to an appropriate unit for your needs.

    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.

    Looking at a code zero? You need a Trogear Bowsprit

     

    Trogear Bowsprit
    Trogear Marine Products are the freshest addition to the Upffront portfolio. 

     

    Formed in 2012 by development engineer Jindrich Dokonal, Trogear are creating a buzz around their Trogear Adjustable Bowsprits. Tried and test for many years – and patented in 2012 – the bowsprit is popular with racers, cruisers and single-handed sailors.

    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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