The concept of topdown furling means that the sail starts to furl around a torsionline at the top and the tack will not furl until the fullest part. How to lubricate selden furlex 200s system youtube. Quantums jeff thorpe and dave flynn get into the details about the available options and what you need to know. I have kemp selden in mast, not an addon, and almost never need to use a winch, for either out or in.
Ball bearings and structural parts are stainless steel with other parts made from composite. Of late the winch has become stiff to the extent that unfurling is impossible without hand cranking the winch at the mast rather than the more normal pulling the sail out with the out haul. Probably the most significant selling point of a sail that lives in the boom, however, is its shape. Dec 17, 2016 roller furling system there are many reasons to have a roller furling system for your headsail and convenience is the big one. New furling system for gennakers sails with freeflying luff. The owner of the boat is using a selden electric e40i winch for the.
Nov 01, 2016 provided the sail is loose footed, there is no reason why the boom needs to be at 90 degrees to the mast. Combined with the included forestay, which is a recommended upgrade for any furling system unless your boat has recently been rerigged, and the furlex is the best value of any furling. Selden s reponse to my inquiry regarding slippingunfurling were as follows. As this is at the top of the mast, it can be hard to see what the problem is from the deck and often impossible to fix without a trip to the top of the mast. The multitude of different systems requires detailed knowledge to achieve a perfect fit, and the unique way in which the sail is carried in the mast. Highload small boat furler hiload furler distance between pins in. A clutch allows the motor to be disconnected for manual operation, if ever needed. Winter storage of mainsail for selden in mast furling hi all. The partialbatten mainsail a mc 6500 carbontechnora blend sail with partial epoxy battens.
A lot of people forget to lubricate the selden furlex system so this time i check and lubricate the whole system. Seldens reponse to my inquiry regarding slippingunfurling were as follows. It the easiest system to install yourselfcomplete with stepbystep video. These furlers are based on a rotating forestay wire as opposed to furling the sail on to a luff foil as with a traditional jib furler. From the first sail of your boat you will need to start your routine maintenance schedule to keep your furling mast. Roller furling maintenance apr 24, 2014 though highly dependable, furling units still require regular attention. My mast is a selden mast which does have a wider slot than most in mast rigs i have not had any problems with jams i never use a winch on the out haul or the furling lines i have done many thousands of miles over the last 27 years and would not swap if i could i am getting close 80 years i doubt if i could pull a traditional main up the mast. Although similar to jib furling systems, in mast and boom mainsail furlers have some of their own unique problems. Free the extrusion from the reeng unit through the greasing aperture by removing the lower splitpin and clevis pin. Be sure the ratchet is engaged on the line driver when furling so that you arent fighting the sail. Manual for furling mast type ra uchimata sailing service. Quantums jeff thorpe and dave flynn get into the details about the available options. The formula and selden in mast furlers have luff rods that can be tensioned, this makes for a much stiffer furling axis and therefore a smoother furling experience. Selden furling mast allow for convenient setting and reefing of the mainsail.
The selden furling mast roller mechanism design is based on furlex foresail. Please consult with us about any orders or if you have. The truth about inmast furling mainsails articles quantum sails. Sealing of open conduits, e sections and d sections 2002. We can also provide servicing and preventative maintenance for all your selden products.
Bamar offers a wide range of mainsail furlers to be fitted externally onto the mast and mechanisms to be housed inside masts with special section for vertical mainsail furler. A selden furling mast makes it easy to unroll and set your mainsail, and rolling it in is just as quick and easy. If you are really interested in the comparison, pm me and i will give you my 2 cents. Harken highload furling system landfall navigation. Efficient by furling the sail vertically into the mast, you dont have to furl very much to get a substantial decrease of the sail area. However, i can only see how vertical battens would make in mast furling more problematic, and require a larger diameter mast.
This manual is a supplement to the manual for furling mast type ra 595059e and manual for furling mast type rb mk iirc mk ii 595063e. Furling and unfurling is accomplished either from the cockpit with an endless reefing line and an outhaul line or at the mast using a winch handle at the mast linedriver. From the first sail of your boat you will need to start your routine maintenance schedule to keep your furling mast in top working order. Sep 25, 2010 i think he was told that the mast a selden depended on all the furling parts inside the tube for stiffness, and that even if you managed to find a strong enough means of attaching a track to the tube, you would need to leave enough stuff inside the mast, that you wouldnt enjoy significant weight savings. Selden furling mast is a mainsail reefing and furling system. This instruction manual has been compiled to give you information on the furling mast reefing.
The mainsail because it furls like a jib cannot support battens, hence the mainsail needs to be cut with leach hollow like a jibgenoa. Converting a manually operated furling mast to electric drive is quite easy. This system is the only way to guarantee a perfect furling. Sep 19, 2001 compared with in mast furling, the boombased systems weigh less and keep weight lower. S spars routine maintenance for inmast furling system.
In mast endless line slipping on furling gear line driver. Unbolt the reeng unit 4 bolts, and remove it from the mast. Mainsail furlers bamar north america and caribbean. The sparcraft manual furling masts exclusively use wormdrive systems. The entire reefing mechanism can be easily removed from the mast for service. May 27, 2016 in mast furling mainsails are popular on many cruising boats, and the conveniences are hard to beat.
The appropriate manual is included in your furling mast. S spars mainsail furling system needs minimum maintenance there is a need to implement a schedule of preventative service. Of late the winch has become stiff to the extent that unfurling is impossible without hand cranking the winch at the mast. In mast furlers require roachless, highaspect triangles, thus reducing mainsail area, distorting ideal shape, and lessening draft control. Check that there is no crease in the sail, a sail not hoisted or unfolded can get stuck in the mast. Masts aluminium mast sections carbon masts furling masts manual furling masts hydraulic cruise control electric cruise control. When unfurling from the cockpit the line driver must be set to free. Selden mast sailing parts selden mast believes that no detail is too small from the choice of materials, to stringent testing of the finished product for everything they manufacture.
Mast furlers are for rich people that never use their boat. Tripp ewers of annapolis yacht sales explains proper main furler maintenance. Having laid up over winter, i have discovered the mainsail now appears to be too loose at the foot. These systems are available in the manual, electric and hydraulic versions. Includes mast head bottom furling extrusion selden in mast furler winch mast step spreader roots x2 goosenecks x2 shivbox h. Roller furling maintenance ocean navigator mayjune 2014. Manual for furling mast type rb mk iirc mk ii selden. It is characterized by higher performances in terms of loads and smoothness, and reduced weight by roughly 60%. S spars routine maintenance for in mast furling system although your u. Selden mast parts give sailors peace of mind knowing they are relying on some of the best sailing equipment in the business. At this time the halyard swivel and the endless screw will be checked. If you are going to install a system on a conventional boat, the boom furling has many advantages over the mast furling. With the sail down during offseason the rod will bash around inside the mast. Change the furling line when it is worn check the protections gorges change if they are damaged.
Posted on december 26, 2016 march 11, 2018 by the rigging company, llp when it comes to mainsail management systems, in mast furlers appear to be. Potential problem with selden in mast furling sailboat. The multitude of different systems requires detailed knowledge to achieve a perfect fit, and the unique way in which the sail is carried in the mast demands specialized shaping that is optimized to each extrusion type. Sometimes referred to as a jib reefing system the ability to set the sail and furl it away and without having to leave the cockpit is huge. Furling the mainsail after all of the conveniences that technology has afforded us sailors, there is still one luxury that has eluded us. Get a quote from a sailmaker and selden agent like kemps. The tensioning of the furler rod is very simple, and is well covered in the selden manual. I have a 1996 vintage selden furling winch on my in mast rig. Unfurling when unfurling from the cockpit the linedriver must be set to free. Briefly, at the base of the furling tube there is a round section of tubing approximately 12 inches long.
When speedwell of rhu was built, in 1988, a slab reefing sail would probably have had a set of plastic sliders in the masts luff groove. Time for new inmast furling mainsail, recommendations. These furlers are based on a rotating forestay wire as opposed to furling the sail on to. Selden introduces three smaller models of furlex jib furling systems for dinghies and keelboats with 34 mm forestays. Check the slider moving balls check the stop rail crack, deformation, fasteners.
On a large sail this sort of system can introduce quite a lot of friction, especially if theres any wind in the sail, so an inmast furling system would probably have been easier to use. There are alot of things that will effect a successful furl but if a selden in mast furling system is setup per the directions the sail should go in and out with little issue. The selden furling mast roller mechanism design is based on furlex foresail roller ree. Selden furlex 20s dingy jib furler with rope top swivel 5394500153945002 not included. Like jib furlers the biggest enemy will be salt and corrosion. Get the inside scoop on the the best options and for systems and sails.
Buy online selden sailboat furling systems at the best price. Selden mast inmast furling mast is a mainsail reefing and furling system. I have no experience with vertically battened sails, so take my observationjudgement with that in mind. This mast section is larger than normally required and may require fewer spreaders due to the extra stiffness. The furling geer been developed from experience gained from furlex foresail rollerreefing, and is dimensioned for the. Includes mast head bottom furling extrusion selden in mast furler winch mast step spreader roots x2 goosenecks x2 shivbox halyard exits. The great reliability of the system comes from the furling mechanism itself which is a unique line drive positioned just above the gooseneck facnor patent. The unique design of the halyard swivel bearing distributes the load over the whole ballrace to give smoother furling and the lowest.
Basically, the vertical shaft in the original line driver is replaced for a long. Inmast furling mainsails are popular on many cruising boats, and the. Also check your furling line driver because sometimes after many years, those will wear down to where there is not much grip. In mast furling mainsails are popular on many cruising boats, and the conveniences are hard to beat. Selden mast sailing rigging parts fisheries supply. Jeanneau sailboat, power boats, yachts, trimarans and bali catamarans. Dec 25, 2016 in mast furling consists of a roller furler unit fitted inside a mast section that has a slot in the aft end for the mainsail to roll in and out of.
The maintenance of a furling mast is the same as for a standard mast, but some of the mechanical parts require a yearly verification. This is my first post since purchasing my hunter 290 2000 this spring 2016, and welcome the wisdom of sailnet members. S spars routine maintenance for inmast furling system although your u. It is important you dont use to much grease because it can splash on the sails. Aug, 2015 a selden furling mast makes it easy to unroll and set your mainsail, and rolling it in is just as quick and easy. Back in 1978, dad and i build a wood mast with in mast furling on our 41 foot tri. Mar 17, 2014 the formula and selden inmast furlers have luff rods that can be tensioned, this makes for a much stiffer furling axis and therefore a smoother furling experience. The crucial concept of compact f is the fixing of the housing sections to the mast sailtrack without the need to drill holes in the mast. The mainsail was built with a wire luff, and until the wire parted, the system worked fine. When it comes to taming big running and reaching sails, selden s furlers are the performance option many offshore sailors prefer. I have sailed many yachts with mail sail in mast furling systems, and i have never been so unsatisfied with these kind of sails as with all other types i sailed with.
Open the catalog to page 1 well balanced there are no fixed reef points, so the number of combinations between furling. Selden is addressing the issue of weight and has minimized the complexity of its furling gear, but getting the optimum shape into a sail with vertical battens remains a challenge. The furling geer been developed from experience gained from furlex foresail. Selden inmast furling rig parts used boat equipment. This system is the only way to guarantee a perfect furling operation without jamming, and can be handle by one person twohand control. How to upgrade a furling mast to electric drive youtube. That said, theres no denying that if you go with an in mast.
Importance of friction in furling mainsail furling part. By furling the sail vertically into the mast you dont have to furl very much to. In mast furling on the face of it this offers many advantages simply ease the outhaul and pull in on the reefing line to shrink the mainsail to any size you choose. Sailnet community winter storage of mainsail for selden. North america and caribbean bamar furling and reefing sail.
Any attempt to unfurl results in the sail bunching up with the leading edge and jamming. Also, these two inmast manufacturers are the only two current builders that were aware of at least offering an electric or hydraulic drive which powers the luff rod itself. They offer a very convenient way to furl the sail and offer a user friendly shorthanded solution. Traditional or inmast or boom furler sailboat owners forums. Although similar to jib furling systems, inmast and boom mainsail furlers have some of their own unique problems. Instalation of a main sail on a furling jeanneau 53 yacht mast by. In mast furling consists of a roller furler unit fitted inside a mast section that has a slot in the aft end for the mainsail to roll in and out of. An overview of the components of the internal mast furling system and how to keep it lubed and operating smoothly. In mast piece of crap furling system sailboat owners. In mast furling mains the good, bad and ugly cruising. Sparcraft offers a complete range of furling masts, manual version or motor assisted electrical and hydraulic systems. In mast furling mainsails are a popular feature on new cruisers for convenience. Remember that the luff is effectively in a foil, so doesnt need much luff tension. The latest generation of this wellmade furling system strike a balance between total cost, performance, and versatility.302 966 832 625 1114 1050 13 1390 769 1245 924 960 1469 3 1312 1545 1555 459 1252 688 1294 665 1411 1004 322 464 918 1320 1000 641