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From racing to cruising : Ocean racing yachts demand the absolute highest quality of equipment and the latest technology. Facnor furlers have been selected by skippers in the Vendee Globe, Volvo Race, Around alone, The Race and the America's Cup to handle their special furling requirements. We work closely with these and other sailing teams to develop and enhance our products no matter what conditions they must endure. The result is high quality products tested in the roughest conditions and pushed to the limit by great sailors. In turn these innovations are made available to all sailors who desire the very best gear.

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eeting a technical capacity in design and production as well as the specific knowledge of the requirements of ocean racing equipment, Facnor is now considered as "the most excellent" in furling systems. For over 20 years, we have been leaders in innovation (patents), design and production of furling systems. We lead in custom products and have also been the favourite partner for many ocean skippers.

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It is the same furler of the Wally 94-1 Magic Carpet used with two different size of code zero. What can I say about your product? Since I’ve seen a Facnor furler for the first time in my life, I had the impression of a very good and reliable product….after many years of use, the first impression has been confirmed many many times. Gigio Russo, Manager North Sail Italie

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projects such as the two ABN AMRO Open 70', the 60' trimaran Geant of the skipper, Michel Desjoyeaux, as well as the different Mari-Cha maxi yachts (of which the latest 140' one). Motivated by the same desire to succeed in our projects, we are proud of our long term cooperation with the most famous boat racing Teams. In France, we worked notably with the well-known Groupama Team on the furling equipment for their three maxi trimarans. Although the third Groupama racing trimaran

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he aim for Bel team was to study the technical solutions that could meet demands of racing boats : lightness, extreme hardiness and efficiency. The technical features of the product are very important but the way it is used too. Not only the device must bear high loads but also the sailor must save time when installing and using it. Facnor team analysed in a very rational way the loads supported by the furling systems on this kind of boat. This has created a close cooperation. With Facnor, we have developed together specific Open 60 racing products and this partnership keeps going… ».

K N O W - H O W, RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT Our Design team creates tailor made equipment in order to improve the performance of the product: tension, resistance, weight, handling... Every parameter is measured and simulated thanks to our research and development means (powerful softwares and computers). Each project is considered as unique and dealt with as such.

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cean races obviously require a high level of skills in boat equipment manufacturing. Like in Formula One the greatest asset of a team is the capacity of finding ahead the most adequate technological solutions. Every parameter of such complex projects needs to be calculated with precision and tested before the race. For this reason, project managers of ocean racing boats work with the equipment suppliers far ahead before the race starts. This is the race before the Race... Our Teams like meeting such challenges keeping in mind that our products have "to cross the line" (generally in both ways). Facnor has worked on various requiring boat

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nlike continuous line Code zero & Gennaker furlers, these "structural systems" are fitted permanently on the sailing boat. It is an "in and out" furling system to handle Genoa, Solent, Staysail, or even ORC. The structural system components are: a swivel fixed on the mast, a continuous line drum fixed on the chain plate, and an anti-twist cable linking both mechanisms. This cable transfers efficiently the rotation from the drum to the swivel and is captive from the sail

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e have started our cooperation with FACNOR in 2004. Facnor offered us very reliable furling system to furl all front sails. Sailing single-handed on a maxi yacht requires a lot of attention and looking after the sails. I wanted a system that will allow me to reduce large sails area as fast a possible and at the same time withstand harsh environment of the ocean sailing, particularly in the Southern Ocean. Facnor came up with custom made furlers fitted with PBO stays that are light but strong. For the last 3 years we sailed over 50.000 miles and never had any complains. In 20072008 my boat will sail in Antarctica Cup – a race around Antarctica and this will be another ultimate test for the equipment. I am confident that Facnor furling gear won’t let me down.

tape. The sail is latched at the tack and halyard points. The main advantage of this system is the saving in weight, higher than a carbon headsail furling system fitted with a fibre forestay.

Facnor has managed to create a significant knowhow to design and conceive custom parts.

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Race developed technology : The LS/LX/RX Range has been developed according to a specific technological concept to establish the west-about solo non-stop record. Now the same technology from offshore racing is available for every boat thanks to Facnor’s continuous development.

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WATERPROOF Thanks to 2 elastomer moulded twin rim joints proofing against salted water and sun light

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Components: a stainless steel thrust bearing between 2 large self-lubrificating polymer fibre bearings

SMOOTH ROTATION This bearing box takes the axial loads (halyard tension) and lateral loads (outhaul tension)

HARD ANODISING A hard anodising (40 microns), similar to winches, protects these parts against impacts and abrasion

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SAIL FEEDER (LX range) With the pre feeder (delivered) gives the ideal fitting to hoist the sail solo

Prevents the Genoa halyard and any other halyard from wrapping around the forestay

SWIVEL: SMOOTH ROTATION Even under high loads, featuring the innovative bearing box like the drum

STRONG CONNECTIONS Improved torque resistance make the furling easy even under loads (see details p.14)

FACNOR LARGE RANGE OF SECTIONS (5 SIZES) The new sections allow a gradual and regular furling (see details page 14)

SYNTHETIC INSULATION Situated between different materials to prevent electrolysis

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Strong connections

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Rotating tack fitting (LX/RX range)

Adjustable guides

Insulation between different materials

40 micron hard anodising

Easy installation thanks to the bottom telescopic

360° ADJUSTABLE FURLING LINE GUIDE

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4 possible types of installation: the drum fixation depends on the bottom forestay terminal fitted on your boat. As shown below, 3 extra options can be added to the standard furling kit: - short link plates (bent stainless steel plates) - long link plates - internal turnbuckle option (extended drum nose)

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HIGH PERFORMANCE POLYAMID BEARING Protect the forestay and prevent from wearing

CONNECTORS WITH HIGH TORQUE RESISTANCE Guarantee a great rigidity at the section connections

CNC MACHINED HOLES Insuring the sections to be perfectly aligned

MATERIAL INSULATED Screws covered with tuff lock ® (blocking and insulating product) Standard section length : 2 m (6’8”)

2 METER ANODISED EXTRUDED ALUMINIUM SECTIONS Type of aluminium : serie 6000

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C O N T I N U O U S L I N E F U R L I N G & REEFING SYSTEMS RC continuous line furling systems: Featuring an elegant and low profile design, the RC range of fers the requested benefits of a reliable, safe and flat reefing equipment. Facnor is the only manufacturer to supply this very specific type of reefing system.

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Facnor, the world leader in continuous line Gennaker furlers, introduces a unique and modern design for headsail furling systems. This range of new products was developed from our experience with designing continuous line furlers for ocean racing teams. Now sailors can enjoy the benefits of our innovative continuous line system on any boat.

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Maximised luff thanks to low profile drum : the Genoa outhaul follows the deck

Furling power increased

A constant pull supplied by the furling line

Easy handlings

Internal housing for turnbuckle

Waterproof bearings

Installation as simple as a classic Facnor furling system

Eliminates risk of furling line overriding

Adaptation possible on former "S" or "R" sections

Rotating tack fitting with torlon® balls to take up sail

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Large range : RC100, RC180, RC220, RC300

HEAD FOIL : RACING ELLIPTICAL SECTIONS

SIMPLE FITTING Easy access to the turnbuckle. This fitting system of the drum allows to check quickly the forestay bottom parts.

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This range of aerodynamic sections offers a good penetration in the air and the double-groove allows changing easily the sail. The "R" section improves the performance of the RC continuous line system.

CONTINUOUS LINE DRUM The large diameter of the continuous line drum increases the furling couple and reduces the efforts. And it prevents the furling line to override.

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he RC furling system is an excellent product which gave me full satisfaction and allows – keeping a maximum luff length – to furl the headsail and obtain the optimum adjustment according the wind ; light, efficient and high quality product… For the next Transquadra (French solo transatlantic race for 40year-old skippers) I consider to fit a Facnor Code Zero furler. Thank you again for the quality, fiabilité and followup of your services

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EASY ACCESS TO THE TURNBUCKLE The new RC continuous line furling and reefing system can be fitted either on a rigging screw or an eye/link plate terminal. The ring fitting at the bottom of the drum allows an easy and quick access to the forestay terminal for a simple check or a slight adjustment. This ring fitting sets separately the forestay from the drum. By removing a few screws, the drum can be lifted up. Moreover, this fitting contributes to an additional articulation of the furling system that eases the drum bearings.

Bottom eye or rigging screw Insulating ring screw

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RMEJ electric furlers: Facnor RMEJ Electric furlers are used on the largest units. They are compact, aerodynamic and elegant. Their simple use and perfect operation makes your navigation easy and confortable

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uality: our new motor blocks are CNC machined from one piece of aluminium and protected with a hard anodising (40 microns) like all Facnor products. They are also waterproof and therefore maintenance free. Use: the furling device is small and compact but supplies enough power to quickly furl the Genoa. The drive belt transmission is smoother, more powerful and more efficient than conventional gearboxes. The Facnor electric furling systems are delivered complete with sections, electric furling device, pin and link plates.

RMEJ RATIO MOTOR: MAINTENANCE FREE The worm gear ensures that the reefed sail does not unfurl. This gear is permanently lubricated and does not require heavy maintenance. The electric furling gear operates quietly thanks to the high precision machining of each part. Incidently, the gear can rotate either clockwise or anticlockwise

COMPACT & ELEGANT MOTORISED UNIT The aerodynamic design of the electric device does not take too much room on the fore deck. It is easier for access to the anchor.

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Installation over the existing forestay without any modification

Low sound level

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Light weight

Available in 12 or 24 volts

HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT The pre-drilled stainless steel link plates raise the motorised device to a suitable height in order to leave sufficient access for anchor. The link plates that adjust the motorised device can be cut to measure in order to modify the height of the tack.

SAFETY In case of power failure, the Facnor RMEJ furling system is fitted with a manual backup device so that you can use a winch handle or alternatively our emergency continuous line system (see page 27).

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The BOXTRON system is a pre-assembled box containing all electrical components necessary for operating the electric furling gear. This compact system provides added protection for your boat electrical installation. It is available in two versions: “TELE” (wire) or “RADIO” control.

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Protection from overloads by an adjustable electronic cut-out device with automatic reset

Sound alarm in case of failure. Control LED’s

Furling begins slowly then increases quickly with accelerated ramp up

Available in two versions: “tele” and “radio” control

The boxtron system (box above) can be supplied in “tele” or “radio” (wireless) control. In this case, the box cover includes the “radio” device.

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conditions. Facnor has solved this problem with a continuous line drive system fitted with a standard winch handle attachment that offers a safer and more powerful emergency system. As with most Facnor continuous line systems, the operation is safe. Once in place the furling can be done by pulling on the continuous line system from over one meter away. Our experience in designing endless line furlers guarantees the reliability of this emergency system. The Facnor emergency system fits on electric/hydraulic furlers and enables a quick and safe operation in case of engine failure. Emergency proximity of the pulpit sail handling on the fore-deck in bad The may block the handling of a weather can be very hazardous. The traditional crank of help (photo opposite). The Facnor Facnor system allows for controllable system makes it possible to furl in any circumstances and safe back-up operations in worst conditions.Safe handling...

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Corrosion proof

Main components made of anodised aluminium and stainless steel

Auto-locking fitting on to the furling unit

Adaptable on any standard model of electric/hydraulic furlers

Constant torque when furling

Headsail and mainsail easily and quickly furled in case of engine failure

Shorter than a winch handle

12 mm diameter line and protection bag included in delivery.

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This Facnor continuous line emergency system is used instead of any winch handle and fits into the emergency mechanism of the furling unit (see picture against). As any efficient handle, the Facnor emergency system has a square fitting that automatically locks the system into the furling unit while operating. Easy to use : stand 1 meter behind the furling unit and pull the endless furling line to furl the sail. Standing 1 meter away from the jib furler in stormy conditions is safer than directly over the bow of the boat.

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SECTIONS SX The sections fitted on RMEJ electric system are the same as on the LS/LX range (see page 16). These performance sections ensure a torque resistance even under high loads.

SWIVELS The swivels feature the same quality as the swivel delivered with the RC racing range. They are fitted with bearing box (see page 12 & 13). USE OF THE EXISTING FORESTAY The hollow inside of the motorised device allows fitting the existing forestay (even with a turnbuckle bottom terminal). If necessary, it is possible to install the furling gear with the forestay fixed on the mast head. You only need to remove the bottom fixation pin of the forestay (in some cases, you may need to add extra accessories at the bottom of the forestay, see drawing below).

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Removable furling line

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In sailing races each second saved while handling sails is important. For this reason Facnor Team designs products with the purpose of simplifying sail reefing. The lattest example is the huge French racing trimaran, Groupama III (100'), for which Facnor provided very specific and innovative furlers. Using this particular experience Facnor has developed the new FX range of Gennaker furlers. With this new furling equipment handling flying sails becomes easy in either racing or cruising.

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Quick and easy to fit & Easy performance

The sail head and tack are seized to thimbles. These are fixed to the swivel and the drum with quick-release pins.

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SAFETY PIN to release or secure the thimble (drum & swivel)* * for FX 2500, 4500 & 7000 models

CONTINUOUS LINE DEVICE

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wner of a Garcia Passoa 50, I left Cherbourg (Normandy, France) with my wife and we have sailed for 4 years in the Mediterranean sea along the coasts of Corsica, Sardinia, Sicily, Tunisia, Malta, Croatia and Greece. From this year, we bought a Code O with a Facnor FX4500 furler. This investment enables us to keep on sailing safely in light winds. Hoisting the sail happens to be very easy even with a small crew as you can furl without any effort from the cockpit. We are fully satisfied with this product.�.

A STRONG ONE-BLOCK DRUM The main body of the drum is made of one aluminium block and is CNC machined. (sturdier than a casting part).

REMOVABLE FURLING LINE

QUICK FASTENING DEVICE FX furlers ares fitted with quick fastening device (voir p.33).

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Lightness : optimized system and ultracompact ■

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Sturdiness : strong one-block drum

Maintenance free : high protection of the mechanisms

Stainless steel guide insures a smooth and perfect run of

the furling line Continuous line drum: low profile design (just above

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deck), i.e. a maximum sail luff

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Installation of the Code zero & Gennaker furler: the short sequence above shows how easily the Gennaker furler is installed (here on a Fabulo Open 35). Lie the Gennaker furled on the deck, fit the bottom thimble onto the drum and the upper thimble onto the swivel, adjust the bowsprit, hoist and finally unfurl while controlling the sheet. All done! E

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FXT Standard Code zero & gennaker furler (FXT) : this standard furler includes a drum as on the classic headsail furling systems. The drum is fitted with a shackle or a jaw at the top (tack) and with a snap shackle at the bottom (deck fixing). It is quickly installed and removed after use. Able to support high loads, the “SDG STD” model helps to furl easily a Gennaker or a flying sail. The mechanism of the drum and the swivel are made of aluminium and fitted with steel bearings protected by waterproof joints (maintenance free).

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7 000 Kg 15432 lbs

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New continuous line Code zero & gennaker furler (FX) they are made of two main components, one flat continous line drum and one swivel. This model eliminates the override of the furling line (no overlapping round the drum). The low profile design of the drum allows a maximum luff and the large diameter gives more furling power. It is half weight of a standard Gennaker furler. The new opening guide makes the Fx furler easier to use. Facnor offers a wide range of gennaker furlers suitable from 6.50 up to the mega-yachts. Facnor, as originator of Gennaker continuous line furlers, has the longest experience in this type of products. These have been tested during ocean races in rough weather conditions, for instance onboard of 100’ Groupama III.

T H E G E N . C O N T I N U O U S L I N E F U R L . S U I TA B L E F O R Y O U R B O AT The model is determined by the sail area and the maximum working and breaking loads supported by the syste (see chart below). FX MODEL Boat length

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30 m2 322 ft2

55 m2 590 ft2

80 m2 861 ft2

140 m2 1500 ft2

250 m2 2690 ft2

350 m2 3770 ft2

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1,5 ton 3306 lbs

2,5 tons 5511 lbs

4,5 tons 9920 lbs

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EASY CHANGE AND RE-USE OF CONTINUOUS LINE FURLER As it is very simple to remove the sail from the furler and to fit the block option on to the swivel, the Gennaker can be quickly changed for the staysail if needed*. Furthermore, it is also easy to store the sail and clean the furler mechanism. *provided that the loads are equivalent for both sails

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2-to-1 swivel 6000

Aluminum thimbles

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Luff ropes finished with Facnor lightweight aluminum thimbles fit the exact inside dimension of the jaw on the furler for a clean finish at the tack and head. The thimble and luff rope quickly transfer the furling action from the drum to the luff for tight and even furling. Facnor thimbles are CNC machined from a solid block of aluminum so they resist crushing under high loads. Consult with your sailmaker to find the best luff rope configuration for your boat. However, you can be sure that Facnor makes thimbles that will suit your needs : - Standard thimble - Webbing and lashing thimble Various sizes available for each model

Torque Rope

FX 7 000 FX 12 000 FX 20 000

Blocks and sheaves Often high halyard loads are required to properly sail with Code Zeros so Facnor offer many variations of 2 to 1 fittings. Compact sheaves integrated into the halyard swivel reduce weight aloft and increase luff length while a block installed on the bottom of the drum can reduce the amount of mast compression. Many options are available to accommodate any specific need.

FX 900 FX 1500 FX 2 500 FX 4 500

Quick - release - pin fastenings : FX furlers can be fitted with different quick fastening device : loops, snapshackles, shackles, ...

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Asym-FX No more awkward operations on the foredeck, for example to take the sail down. The ASYM-FX furler has been developed through Open 60 race technology. Ready for use very quickly. Your asymmetric Spinnaker is safely and quickly pulled up, taken down and stored. Possible adaptation on existing asymmetric Spinnaker under cer tain conditions and modifications.

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Regular furling (in/out) thanks to a simple system Start furling the Asymmetric Spinnaker by pulling the furling line

Furling first the centre of the luff (thanks to a central furling rope)

Then the sail is furled and can be easily lowered and removed

REMOVABLE FURLING LINE (as for the FX, see page 31) thanks to the clever design of the stainless steel guide & the rubber ring

POINT ATTACHMENT fixed on the tack or the head of the sail

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LUFF ROPE TERMINAL with spliedess device (adjustable length)

CENTRAL CONNEXION LINE LUFF ROPE / SAIL LUFF (line + strip)

Safe System to fit the anti-twist luff rope into the top and

bottom mechanisms (exact calculation of the luff rope length) ■

Maintenance free bearings

Furling line easily and quickly removed

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No risk for the furling line to override

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continuous line drum

Optional Fitting FX / ASYM-FX ANTI TWIST LUFF ROPE Kevlar ® core

system suitable for use with an existing Fx furler

CONTINUOUS LINE DRUM with fitted-in rope connexion (rotating tack fitting)

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AFX 1500

AFX 2500

AFX 4500

AFX 7000

AFX 12000

20’ to 38’ 6 to 11,5 m

38’ to 45’ 11,5 to 14 m

42’ to 55’ 13 to 16 m

55’ to 70’ 16 to 20 m

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50 m2 538 ft2

90 m2 969 ft2

170 m2 1830 ft2

270 m2 2906 ft2

500 m2 5382 ft2

Continuous line drum

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AJUSTMENT OF THE TACK Facnor has developed two options in order to be able to adjust the tack of the asymmetric Spinnaker fitted with an Asym-Fx: 2to-1 block and the friction block. Both devices allow to makes bigger the belly of the sail and to forward the sail further before the wind. 2-to-1 BLOCK (Draw.1) The 2-to-1 block allows to reduce the loads generated by the adjus-

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table tack line. This option is available for the Asym-Fx 2500/4500/7000/20000 models.

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Splies furling line available in 6, 8, 10, 12 et 14 mm diameter (Length: 12,16 or 20 m and further on request).

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F U R L E R STG 3T & 4T wire furlers : The 3T & 4T "in & out" furling systems are quite similars in use to conventional furlers. However, with this type of furler, the headsail is fitted with snapshackle to the forestay wire and then can be quickly changed. Light and easy to operate, the STG 3T & 4T suits particularly monotype racing boats.

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BEARINGS Stainless steel bearing box fitted with torlonÂŽ balls. Twin rim joints proofing against salted water and sun light

MADE FROM A SINGLE ALUMINIUM BLOCK The continuous line drum is made from a single aluminium block that is CNC machined in order to offer a high resistance

BOTTOM STAINLESS STEEL TOGGLE allows to fit the continuous line drum to the foredeck chain plate (delivered)

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HALYARD SWIVEL Allows changing quickly the headsail

TOP STAINLESS STEEL TOGGLE Fixes the top swivel on the mast

STAINLESS STEEL WIRE ø 5 to ø 7 mm (not included). Sail fitted with hanks or zip luff.

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Allows adjusting the length of the forestay that is easily removed. Ideal for unstepping operations

races, waterproof and therefore maintenance free ■

Product conception based on a system tested in ocean

Constant and great furling power thanks to the continuous line drum

CONTINUOUS LINE DRUM

Halyard swivel that allows use of the existing halyard

Makes easy unstepping operations compared to a

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The large diameter of the continuous line drum increases the furling power and reduces the efforts. The risk of line overriding is eliminated.

Maximum luff thanks to the low profile drum: the

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Strong (3 & 4 tons loads)

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Facnor supplies the First Class 7500, produced by Bénéteau. This boat has been designed by FinotFauroux architects in partnership with the French Sailing Federation. The choice of the Class 7500 illustrates the perfect suitability between the STG 3T and the racing monotype boats.

Kit made of a continuous line drum and a top swivel both fitted with a toggle, and a halyard swivel Model

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4 tons 8818 lbs

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* To give a comparison, it is 1mm smaller than a Cd-Rom The structural furler holds the mast unlike the Gennaker furler. Therefore, it supports the forestay loads. The principle is the same as the custom structural furlers installed on ocean racing mono- and multi hulls. However, the custom products are fitted with anti-twist fibre cable. The STG 3T only requires a standard monotoron wire forestay.

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Stainless steel wire (type 1x19) used on 3T Facnor wire furler

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B A T T E N S Y S T E M Facslide full batten car

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system: For full batten mainsails above a certain area, sailing with a Facslide system becomes necessar y. Fitted with a lazzy jack, this ball car system makes easy mainsail hoisting, reefing and lowering.

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TOP AND BOTTOM STOPPERS Delivered in the FACSLIDE® kits, these stoppers prevent the cars from sliding out of the tracks.

HEADBOARD CAR can be fitted on the head board of the existing sail or simply on a ring.

w! + than 180° Safety-clip device (similar to the FX Gennaker furlers)

MONOBLOCK CARS The FACSLIDE® cars are CNC machined in one block of aluminium, this makes them shock-proof when lowering the sail.

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The ball race is CNC machined to high precision.

Possibility of mixing the car models (F10-20-30) in order to lower the sail stack height when the cars are down. It also helps reduce the total cost.

The head board car can be fitted on the existing mainsail head board or a ring.

The toggle of the batten cars can turn more than 180° and fit

to most batten boxes (M10-12). ■

The intermediate cars are delivered with

“sleeve” that eases the fitting of the sail wedding. ■

The cars are supplied with torlon® (high

load version) or delrin balls (standard version). The torlon® balls offer a higher resistance against wearing ■

New version for F10-20-30: flatter and lighter tracks, safety

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20 M2* / 215 ft2

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40 M2 / 430 ft2

F.20 High Load

60 M2 / 645 ft2

55 M2 / 590 ft2

F.30 High Load

85 M2 / 915 ft2

70 M2 / 755 ft2

F.40 High Load

130 M2 / 1400 ft2

90 M2 / 968 ft2

* F07 is suitable for sailing boats under 30’ The high load models are supplied with torlon® balls.

T R A C K I N S TA L L AT I O N W I T H S L U G S The tracks are easily fitted to your mast with slugs without unstepping and modifying it. The various types of slugs ensure the compatibility of our system in most existing mast grooves. The tracks are CNC drilled with high precision. Made of aluminium extrusion, they are also perfectly straight. New hard 40 microns anodization of the tracks.

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he Facslide full batten systems are reliable and we have no warranty claim which guarantees high quality equipment. These excellent products are also easy to set up. Our Mainsails Système Facslides sur Allures 44 cover about 51 m2 (540 ft2) which is quite consequent but thanks to the Facslide systems, one person only is able to hoist the sail easily. And when you get used to it, the automatic reefing system becomes a remarkable comfort.”

Two types of slugs: flat and round (various sizes available)

FR07 TRACK FOR F07 CARS

FR+25x15 TRACK FOR F10-20-30 CARS (new)

FR40 TRACK FOR F40

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Sailing differently but safely: the Facnor mainsail furling system makes your sailing safe and comfortable. No more effort to reef the sail in choppy seas: by a simple handling, you will always have the right surface of sail adapted to the wind conditions. No more hard job of folding or flaking the sail: by a simple handling, your mainsail is quickly furled or unfurled. Your boat will always be ready to leave with sails already set up.

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MAINSAIL WITHOUT BATTENS Mainsail to be made to measure from suitable dacron or laminate materials to support storage when furled

DRIVE UNIT The furling sections turns by operating the drive unit with a continuous line system. The drive unit is fitted with two sets of stainless steel ball bearings and fixed to the mast above the goose neck with slugs. PLEASE NOTE: The system does not interfere with the goose neck, therefore, no modification is necessary.

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Safe handling of the mainsail

Simple to use

Installation without modifying or drilling the mast

This system allows keeping the original goose neck

The housing sections (1,7 meter long) are fixed with slugs to the mast without modification.

BOTTOM SECTION DESIGN The section design prevents damaging the sail. The edges of the housing section incorporate a round groove so that a spare sail or protection strip can be hoisted.

BOOM EQUIPMENT The mainsail furling system includes a boom kit that allows perfect positioning of the clew. There are two versions available: -standard kit (ref. RC): includes a ball bearing car and track (fixed onto the boom with slugs inserted into the groove like the housing section); -special kit (ref. KB): avoids to use the existing boom sheaves that are not really suitable because of their small diameter. The sheaves supplied are fitted with needle bearing substantially reducing friction (see next page).

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WIDE RANGE OF MAINSAIL FURLING SYSTEM Facnor offers a wide range of mainsail furling systems suitable for 6 to 16 meter sailing boat. The chart below allows to determine the model that suits your boat (please ask for advice to our dealers, see on the web site). MODEL

CF 65

CF 70

CF 80

CF 90

CF 105

6 to 8 M 20’ to 26’

7,5 to 8,5 M 24’ to 28’

8,5 to 10 M 28’ to 32’

10 to 12 M 32’ to 40’

11,5 to 18 M 39’ to 60’

Max. housing section length 8,5 M / 28’

10,2 M / 33’

15,3 M / 50’

17 M / 58’

20,4 M / 67’

Max. boom length

2,9 M / 9’

3,0 M / 10’

3,9 M / 12’

4,4 M / 14’

6,0 M / 20’

Housing section weight/meter

1,350 kg

1,350 kg

1,850 kg

2,130 kg

3,030 kg

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EASY FIXING OF THE HOUSING SECTIONS The housing sections are fitted to the mast by inserting slugs inside the mast groove. The housing sections and the slugs are fixed together by stainless steel screws and Nylock nuts. All housing sections are predrilled and no modification has to be done on your mast.

HOUSING AND FURLING SECTIONS

ours years ago, I decided to change my mainsail

These sections are made of extruded aluminium and anodised after machining. They combine resistance and lightness. The furling sections are twin groove.The standard length of the housing section is 1.70 meter in order to lower freight cost.

to handle it more easily and to be safe when sai-

BOOM KITS: standard and special

ling. After some research, my choice came down

-standard version: track on which a ball bearing car is fitted with a shackle (fig. 1) -special version: track on which slides a ball bearing car is fitted with a pivoting sheave (fig. 2); includes two needle bearing sheaves

PRODUCT REPORT Manos Karatarkatis, O w n e r of a S u n K i ss 4 7 (G re e c e )

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to the FACNOR mainsail furler. I looked at the boom furlers, but first the prices were high and people did not seem very confident in these products. Now I can tell you that I'm very satisfied with the Facnor mainsail furler which I have on my Sun Kiss 47. This system makes sailing trips easier with my wife and I'm sailing

(fig 1)

with more confidence and safety. I will advise everybody who want to sail easily and safely to choose the

Photo Credit : Meltemi

Facnor mainsail furler.”

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