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Selden Adjustable Tack Swivel for GX 7.5 Furler
Original Price: $ 265.00
Price: $ 199.25
In light winds you can have the furled sail hoisted, ready for action. Once you are off the wind you simply release the furling line and pull on the sheet and the asymmetric spinnaker unfurls while you remain in the safety of the cockpit. You can enjoy this type of sail from about 70° apparent wind angle and when sailing dead down wind you pole it out to windward, preferably with a telescopic whisker pole. So, with a jib and an asymmetric spinnaker your performance is optimized for all wind angles. At the end of the day the furled sail is a neat, tight roll which is simple to bag and stows easily.
An asymmetric spinnaker with a mid girth of minimum 75% of the foot length measures as a regular down wind sail. This means you can combine it with your regular spinnakers without penalty within the ORCi and IRC rules. Just imagine what difference this will make to your sailing performance in the borderland between jib and spinnaker. A real game changer!
The sail is attached to the freely rotating tack swivel on the drum and to the halyard swivel while the luff is free ?ying. A rigid anti-torsion line connects the drum and the halyard swivel. When turning the drum the anti-torsion line makes the top of the sail furl first, while the tack is independent on its swivel. This makes for a tightly furled sail from top to bottom.