Emmagasineurs FAQ & Astuces


What are the differences between a structural furler and Code sail furler?

The structural furler supports the mast and also furls the sail – whereas a Code sail furler enables only to roll in and out the flying sail. In case of structural furler, the forestay wire between mechanisms is made of stainless steel or…

Should I add a bowsprit for the use of a Code sail furler?

It depends on the sailboat configuration. The stemhead are sometimes sufficiently ahead and sometimes a bowsprit is recommended to prevent from interferences with the rigging at the head of the mast. The bowsprit globally moves forward and…

How to use your furler with an asymmetric Spinnaker?

The FastFX+ thimble allows you to use an asymmetric Spinnaker in addition to the Gennaker/Code sail when you already have an FX + furler. This terminal is positioned into FX+ jaws. Read more about the FastFX+ Thimble

How to fit the endless furling line?

The continuous line organization must be adapted to each boat and following the recommendations of our agents. We offer you this suggestion for the line. The Facnor twin fairleads facilitate this installation of the line : Twin fairleads

How to install the Code sail furler ?

The anti-twist rope / mechanism / sail assembly must be carried out by a sailmaker belonging to the Facnor Network. It is relatively easy to fit the assembly on the boat afterwards. Its use requires minimal attention. Please follow the advice…

Are there any protections for furler mechanisms?

Facnor offers you neoprene protections for the swivels and optional protections for the endless line drum. See furling accessories page

How to install a furler?

Please follow the advice of your agent as well as Facnor installation instructions

What is the FX + ratchet option?

The ratchet available on the FX+ is optional. It allows having a break while furling the sail by operating a particular duplex stainless steel part with the furling line.(See FX+ section )

What is an anti-twist rope?

Anti-twist ropes are fiber cables (Kevlar, aramid) which are tied from the top (swivel / halyard point) to the bottom of the sail (endless line drum / tack). These are integrated in the sail tape and form the luff.  See page anti-twist rope…