High resistance body Halyard locks improve flying sail use (Staysail/Gennaker) saving weight and reducing mast compression loads. This simple and efficient device makes the halyard locking/unlocking easy and safe. Fitted either inside or outside the mast, the Facnor lock tremendously eases the handling of flying forestays.
Nota: The HE/HSW versions are internal and the HL/HB versions are external to the mast.
> Halyard load onto the mast divided by 2 (less compression in the mast)
> More rigid luff : constant tension (less halyard stretching)
> Make fore deck handlings easier
> Used for different sails: Gennaker, Code zero & Staysail
> Reduction of the boat heel/windage (lowered sail)
Read more about HL locks
A solution when the fitting into the mast is not possible,
> Fixed locking device and mobile pin
– Easy & simply fitted : it can be fixed onto the head attachment with an articulated device (toggle, lashing, Unibal ball or others).
– The halyard (small ø) can then run down inside or outside the mast.
Read more about HE locks
“We have used the halyard locks multiple times, most notably on the RORC Caribbean 600 race with a 100% success rate in locking at hoist and 100% success on release. Although a challenging design with an 18mm halyard specified for our safety factor we were pleased with their performance and felt we could use them with confidence.”
“We have been using 3 x 30 tons locks on BP5 board, and we have been very satisfied with these gears. We have been sailing the equivalent of three around the world trips ( 60 000Nm) and never encountered any problem with these locks”.
> Locking swivel with fixed pin / removable swivel
> Lock pin is attached to the chain plate
> The body of the locking swivel flies from the deck for instance from the bag to the top of the mast to get secured.
Read more about the HSW locks
> Used for wide angulation halyard (Asymmetric Spinnakers for instance)
> Unlocking operation with a specific trigger line* (*line not delivered)
> Built-in sheave box
> Three models available
> Aluminum body, stainless steel pin and sheave
We study any special and tailor-made enquiry. Some of our locks can be also equipped with:
> Fitted-in sensors
> Various terminals (swivel with integrated toggle for instance)
> Swivel with option halyard lock (see our picture)