Small Boat Under-Deck Furling
Small Boat under deck furling units are ideal for sport boats and day sailers from 16 to 30 ft (4.8 m to 9 m). The drum is located beneath the deck, lowering the tack height for maximized sail area. The single through-deck ball joint provides a low-profile, nearly watertight system that aligns the spool to the headstay. An optional hoistable ball bearing halyard swivel can be installed on your headstay so you can raise or lower the sail without removing the headstay. Swivels are independent of the headstay, allowing you to tension the luff separately from the mast rake. Hoistable swivels work along with your standard Harken Small Boat furler. Stainless steel tack adapter tangs are used to adapt clevis pin diameters on headstays to the standard clevis pin size that comes on the Harken unit. A third hole accepts lashing to adjust jib luff tension.
Spool pivots to align with load
Turnbuckle eye on stationary bracket attaches to an underdeck chainplate
Fairlead feeds line onto the spool
Underdeck furlers are for furling only, not reefing