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    The Best Code 0 furlers for 25-30ft Sailing Boats

    Trogear-Bowsprit with code 0 furler

     

    If you have a 25-30ft sailboat and you are looking to boost your sailing performance with a code zero or asymmetric spinnaker then you will need a furler in the 900-1000kg working load range. There is a decent selection of different products available at this size, but which one should you chose? In this blog we run through the relative pro’s and con’s of the main contenders.

    Selden Bowsprits: An elegant solution that really stands out!

    Selden bowsprit on a sailboat

     

    Selden have been making sailing yacht masts since the 1960s and what started as a company that produced basic wooden masts has evolved into a world leading brand with an extensive range of sail handling and deck hardware systems. Some of their products have become household names in their own right e.g. Furlex furlers, but in this blog we take a closer look at their extremely popular, retrofit extendable bowsprits.

    Continuous vs Discontinuous Standing Rigging

    Future Fibres Discontinuous rigging

     

    Regardless of material choice (wire, rod or composite), there are two main types of lateral rigging configurations, referred to as Discontinuous or Continuous rigging. In this blog we outline the differences between them, their relative pro’s and cons, and finally the impact of different standing rigging materials.

    Furling Drum Locks - to lock, or not to lock?


    Facnor Furling Drum Lock

     

    There is somewhat of a debate over the use of drum locks on a continuous line furling drum.

    As it says on the tin, a drum lock is designed to lock a continuous line furling drum in place, in order to prevent accidental unfurling – which can be inconvenient and potentially dangerous.

    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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