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    How Long is my Furling Line?

    Furling_cables

    ©Facnor

     

    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.

    Torsional Ropes vs Cables

    Armare furling cable - Karver KF Furler

     

    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.

    Stripping and recovering yacht ropes – when, where and why?

    Dyneema cover credit: Kohlhoff

     

    The majority of yacht ropes are double braid construction i.e. with a core and braided cover. The purpose of this cover is to protect the core from general chafe, abrasion and UV damage but also to provide grip and durability of the line on winches and in clutches. Yacht ropes are manufactured in a uniform construction, but customisation is relatively quick, easy and inexpensive and adds a whole new dimension to optimising your running rigging. In this article we look at why, when and where to use cover stripping and re-covering techniques to improve your running rigging systems.

    Composite Backstays: Your Quick Fix for Maximum Performance


    Composite Backstays on Scandinavia 35 © Ronstan

    Image Credit: Ronstan

    Previously on our blog, we introduced our range of new Kohlhoff composite backstays, manufactured from Gottifredi Maffioli’s lightweight – but incredibly strong – Ultrawire.

    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.

    Furling system: options & accessories

     Facnor furling drum with ratchet

    When purchasing a furling system, there are several other considerations that need to be taken into account to ensure you have a fully operational furling system. Some are basic / essentials and others are optional extra’s.

    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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