Gen 2 Furlers feature a continuous line installation and removal system that requires neither tools nor disassembly. It allows easy sail and furler removal, leaving the continuous line and its associated lead blocks and cleats in place on deck. The system also fits systems where the continuous line cannot be removed from the boat, such as when it is routed through underdeck channels or under line covering panels.
Drums incorporate a sophisticated furling line groove profile and cross hold geometry to grip the furling line securely when furling. This is the same technology developed first by Ronstan for use in their ratchet blocks to grip line gently but securely. When deploying the flying sail, the continuous furling line self-ejects from the grip zone, remaining stationary for smoother, safer operation with minimum rope wear. A floating PTFE perimeter strip ensures the unloaded furling line can't fall from the drum or become snagged.