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Tuff Luff head foils - Care and Maintenance



Tuff Luff’s twin-grooved headfoil allows for easy and fast headsail changes. It is a must-have system for any club or competitive race boat. Tuff Luff is owned by Schaefer Marine Inc. who has been in marine hardware design since 1966.

Calculating your Sail Areas

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Image credits: Ronstan    ©Wauquiez

Lots of equipment onboard is load dependant and apart from length and ballast of the boat the primary driver is sail area. It is therefore unsurprising that a lot of hardware manufacturers use sail areas as a primary specification criterion.


This blog gives you the key rig and sail dimensions plus the formulas you need to calculate your sail areas.

What Information is Required to Specify the Correct Genoa Furling System?

Facnor Flatdeck Genoa Furling System
So, you’re in the market for a new genoa reefing system… either your existing furling unit is extremely old - and spare parts aren’t available anymore - or you’re choosing to switch from a forestay with hanks for more comfortable cruising.

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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