Structural furlers have been installed on racing sailboat for a long time. They are light and support mast loads. This high performance system is also fitted on ocean cruising yachts for headsails (Jib, Staysail). Available from 40′ in classic or endless line drum design.
⊕ Gain in weight (around 3 times lighter than a traditional furling system)
⊕ High torque power (due to the large diameter of the low profile drum)
⊕ Maximized luff
⊕ Simple installation. Different terminals
⊕ Resistant and tested under high load
⊕ Possibility to tight up the luff thanks to a 2-to-1 block fitted under the drum
⊕ Available in classic or endless line drum design, various terminals from toggle to screwed connection with the forestay
⊕ Numerous possible configurations (top and bottom)
Read more about the custom STK furlers
Furling sequences of an Imoca 60 Staysail
Structural furler operation :
> Complete furling in / furling out of the Headsail (Solent, Staysail, Genoas)
> Structural system: supports the mast load (High load textile fibers)
> Two possible installations on textile forestay connected with traditional or threaded terminal (Navtec systems)
> Seahorse feature about the Facnor Custom department
|Model*||STK 5T||STK 7T||STK 9T||STK 10T||STK 12T||STK 15T||STK 20T||STK 25T||STK 30T||STK 35T||STK +35T|
|Boat Length (Feet)||40'||45'||50'||60'||60/70'||60'/70'||70'||+70'||+70'||+70'||Contact us|
|For information. Values can only be used for a main forestay.|
|Rod Equivalence||# 17||# 22||# 30||# 40||# 48||# 48||#60||# 76 # 91||# 91 # 115||# 115 # 150|
|*Model = Safe working load
Textile cable equivalent = contact us
Our various experiences in ocean racing enables us to propose a vast choice in top and bottom configuration and above all for the textile structural furlers :
> A large panel of terminals : ball joint eye, twin anchor, twin spools, lashing soft eye terminals (optional top and bottom attachment)
please see : Top and bottom optional attachment
Facnor has been developing hydraulic models to the assistance needs on board maxi yachts.
> Compact & reliable
> Adaptable according to needs: many possible terminals
> Fitted with a ratchet device (avoiding that the sail furls out by operating the furling line).
Facnor can thus study any enquiry. Please contact us.