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RONSTAN Top-Down Furlers - Overview
Proven Design, Performance & Reliability - The Ronstan Sail
been developed over recent years for use by some of the world's top racing
syndicates. Encouraged by their feedback, a number of design enhancements
have been incorporated, resulting in the standard range of furlers that
now put great performance and reliability within the rach of cruising
and racing sailors.
Advanced drum technology- The drum incorporates a sophisticated furling
line groove profile and cross hole geometry to grip the furling line securely
when furling. This is the same technology developed first by Ronstan for
use in the their world leading ratchet blocks to grip line gently but securely.
When deploying the flying sail, the continuous furling line self-ejects
from the grip zone, remaining stationary for smoother, safer operation
with minimum rope wear.
Secure, snag free connections- Furlers and top swivels have retained quick
release clevis pins and fairleads have a snag free, flush finish captive
Maintenance free bearing system - Furlers and top swiels feature a factory
sealed, maintenance free bearing. Roller bearing sets run on hardened races
for smooth high load performance.
Material selection for strength and durability - Hard anodised grade 6061
T6 aluminum construction provides durability and corrosion protection.
Grade 2205 stainless steel is utilised for the load bearing shaft for optimum
strength to weight ratio.
Multiple attachment options - attachment options include a high resistance
shackle, trigger release snap shackle and fairlead, as well as a hard anodised
aluminium thimble designed specifically to suit anti-torsion luff line.
The furler drum can be adjusted to suit either 0° or 90° attachment,
as required to match the take-off alignment and deck layout.
Ronstan's Top-Down Furling system for Downwind Sails - Furling of "soft luff"
downwind sails such as asymmetric spinnakers and gennakers is possible
utilising a Top-Down adapter with the standard Furler & Top Swivel Set.
Top-Down furling is simpler, faster and safer than using traditional
snuffer/ socks. It also allows quick, simple furling and redeployment
in variable conditions or when gybing.
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