Wire headstay/ Halyard in mast (Halyard swivel) / Installation above deck
Scope of application
The jib furling systems with halyard swivel for cable headstays are suitable for complete furling of hank-on sails. A Reefing is not possible because the cable headstay is not suitable as a reefing core (the sail is constricted, twisted and damaged). This type of system is often used for classic yachts, if possible, usually below deck to preserve the classic appearance with modern technology (pages 12-13). Beyond headstay lengths of 8 meters we recommend using a halyard swivel with coupling and a coupling terminal. In the top position, the halyard swivel engages into the longitudinal groove of the coupling terminal. Thus the sail head is rotated and blowing out of the furled sail in the head area is prevented during stronger wind gusts. The length of the luff must be adjusted so that the halyard swivel is positioned at about the middle of the coupling terminal. Sails with a shorter luff must be extended with a cable extension.
- Continued use of hank-on sails
- Maintaining the appearance of classic yachts (especially when installed below deck)
- Continued use of existing jib halyard
- Safe sail changes (during a sail change, the halyard always stays connected to the headstay by the halyard swivel)