Furlers - Gen 2

Refined design, performance & reliability

Ronstan's Continuous Line Furlers have been developed over recent years for use by some of the world's top racing syndicates. Encouraged by their feedback, design enhancements have been incorporated, resulting in our standard range of furlers that now puts great performance and reliability within the reach of cruising and racing sailors alike.

Advanced Drum Technology

  • Secure, snag free connections
  • Maintenance-free bearing system
  • Material selection for strength and durability
  • Multiple attachment options
  • Furlers to suit boats from 5m (16') to 30m (100')

Design Enhancements

  • Dedicated Top-down models
  • Improved continuous line installation and removal system
  • Rotation stop accessory for S120 and S160 models

RS216700 Gen 2 Top Down Furler

Advanced drum technology

The range matches drum diameters to load ratings providing the otpimum balance between speed and ease of furling.

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 our world leading ratchet blocks to grip line gently but securely. When deploying the 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.

Secure, snag free connections

Furlers and top swivels have retained quick release clevis pins.

Maintenance-free bearing system

Furlers and top swivels feature a factory sealed, maintenance-free bearing. Roller bearing sets run on hardened races for smooth high load performance.

Material selection for strength and durability

Hard anodised grade 6061 T6 aluminium construction provides durability and corrosion protection. Grade 2205 stainless steel is utilised for the load bearing shaft for optimum strength to weight ratio.

Multiple attachment options

Attachment options include a high resistance shackles, snap shackles, fairleads and quick-release pins, as well as hard adodised aluminium thimbles designed specifically to suit torsion rope.

The furler drum can be adjusted to suit either 0° or 90° attachment, as required to match the take-off alignment and deck layout.

Design Enhancements

Easy continuous line installation and removal

The furlers feature a clever 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 suits 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.

Dedicated Top-down models for soft luff sails

Top-down furling provides a new level of simplicity, safety and speed for handling of soft luff sails such as asymmetric spinnakers and gennakers. Cruisers can now store, deploy and retrieve these sails as simply as they would a furling headsail from the safety and convenience of the cockpit. Racers too can benefit from the characteristics of top-down to allow superfast retrieval of code zeros by the pre-winding the torsion rope and firing the sheet when ready. Ronstan furlers are now available in dedicated top-down models with practical accessories such as soft loop shackles and top swivel lashing pins to provide the perfect solution.

Rotation stop accessory

A compact rotation stop can be added to compatible models of furlers to ensure inadvertent unfurling of the sail doesn't occur. The rotation stop is simply installed on the underside of the furler and can be locked out when in use or when the sail is furled or stowed.

Advanced drum technology

Advanced drum technology

Retained, quick-release clevis pins

Retained, quick-release clevis pins

Rotation stop accessory (Gen 2)

Rotation stop accessory

Specialised lightweight small boat model

Specialised lightweight small boat model

Top-down models for downwind sails

Top-down models for downwind sails

Maintenance free bearing system

Maintenance-free bearing system


Standard or Top-Down Continuous Line Furling?


Furler & Accessory Selection Guide

  TYPICAL MAX. BOAT SIZE Series 60 Furler Complete Set Shackle Snap Shackle Two way link Thimble
SERIES Gennaker, Headsail
Off the beach dinghy
Staysail Monohull Furler,Top Swivel,
8m spliced line
Shackle Snap Shackle Two way link Thimble
Series
60
7m(23') 12m(40') RS006400R RF150 RF6170 OR RF6171 RF815 RF2181

  TYPICAL MAX. BOAT SIZE Series 85 Furler Complete Set HR Shackle Snap Shackle 2:1 Fairlead HR Shackle Loop Shackle Plunger Stop Top Swivel Lashing Pin Thimble
 
  Staysail Code Zero, Screecher Gennaker
(Top-Down Furling)
SERIES Monohull Monohull Multihull Monohull Multihull Standard Furler& Swivel Set Top-Down Furler & Swivel Set Snap Shackle 2:1
Fairlead
Torsion Rope Thimble Shackle Loop Shackle for
tack attachment
Rotation Stop Top Swivel
Lashing Pin
Fast Pin
Series
80
17m(56') 9m(30') 8m(26') 10m(33') 8m(26') RS208700 RS208800 RS208020 RS208030 RS208040 RS208050 - - RS208080 -
Series
120
21m(69') 12m(39') 10m(33') 14m(46') 12m(39') RS212700 RS212800 RS212020 RS212030 RS212040 RS212050 L4-400-2 RS212070 RS212080 RS212090
Series
160
24m(78') 14m(46') 12m(39') 16m(52') 14m(46') RS216700 RS216800 RS216020 RS216030 RS216040 RS216050 L5-500-2 RS216070 RS216080 RS216090


Product Information & Specs

Series 60 >
Headsail/Gennaker furler for
off-the-beach dinghies, catamarans and sportboats
Drum Diam. = 63mm (2 1/2")
M.W.L. = 650kg (1,430lb)
B.L. = 1,300kg (2,860lb)
Splicing Instructions >

Series 60 Furler
 
 

Series 80 Standard >
Drum Diam. = 80mm (3 5/16")
M.W.L. = 950kg (2,090lb)
B.L. = 1,900kg (4,190lb)

Series 80 Furler

Series 80 Top-Down >
Drum Diam. = 80mm (3 5/16")
M.W.L. = 950kg (2,090lb)
B.L. = 1,900kg (4,190lb)

Series 80 Top-Down Furler

Series 120 Standard >
Drum Diam. = 120mm (4 3/4")
M.W.L = 1,800kg (3,970lb)
B.L. = 3,600kg (7,940lb)

Series 120 Furler

Series 120 Top-Down >
Drum Diam. = 120mm (4 3/4")
M.W.L = 1,800kg (3,970lb)
B.L. = 3,600kg (7,940lb)

Series 120 Top-Down

Series 160 Standard >
Drum Diam. = 160mm (6 5/16")
M.W.L = 3,000kg (6,610lb)
B.L. = 6,000kg (13,230lb)

Series 160 Furler

Series 160 Top-Down >
Drum Diam. = 160mm (6 5/16")
M.W.L = 3,000kg (6,610lb)
B.L. = 6,000kg (13,230lb)