High strength and dependable performance characterize these furling systems. A drum bearing box with a steel thrust bearing between two large, self-lubricating polymer fiber bearings means that this furler has a smooth rotation under high axial (halyard) and lateral (sheet and furling line) loads. The rotating tack fitting (LX system only) with Torlon® ball bearings helps to maintain sail shape when the sail is partially furled. The head swivel, with the same bearing system as the drum, rotates smoothly, even under high loads. A halyard deflector wheel prevents troublesome halyard wraps. LS systems feature a non-removable drum, aluminum sail feeder and a fixed tack fitting. LX systems feature a removable drum, stainless-steel sail feeder, and rotating tack fitting.
- Application: Cruising
- Ball Bearings: Torlon®
- Drum Material: Anodized aluminum
- Features: Waterproof drum and swivel, self-lubricating bearing box (drum and head swivel), 40-micron, hard-anodized aluminum drum, 360° adjustable furling line guide, internal turnbuckle, short link plates
- Grooves: Twin
- Headstay Extrusion: Anodized aluminum 6'8" (2m) sections with telescoping section to adjust to headstay length
- Warranty: Five years
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