Deck passage DD / watertight & angular moveable
Scope of application
This type of system with waterproof deck passage is used on classic yachts to preserve the look even with modern technology. In competition sailing too, the installation of a jib furler system below deck makes it possible to shackle the sail‘s tack close to the deck, as long as the class rules permit jib furling systems. The jib furling systems with sliding halyard swivel for cable headstays are suitable for the complete furling up of a hank-on headsail. Reefing is not possible because the cable headstay is not suitable as furling core (the sail is constricted, twisted and damaged). 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 rota-ted 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 sliding halyard swivel sits 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
- 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)
For further information, please see main catalog Furling-/ and Reefing systems >> (PDF 2,8 MB)