Nautica USA Reefing and Roller
Why we are
our remarkable prices and lifetime guarantee, the Alado Nautica USA Furling and Reefing System presents
many unique features that make it superior to other
1. One of the
outstanding features of our exclusive design is its amazingly easy
installation. Our roller furling systems can be easily self-installed
eliminating the high price cost of a professional rigger.
2. The Alado Nautica USA Furler and
Reefing System does not use swivels. Instead, it has its own
sheaves in order to form a self-contained device that rotates
like a solid piece with a minimum of moving parts.
3. There are several systems that claim to provide a good sail
shape by means of swivels. Our viewpoint is that these swivels
do not avoid the major central part of the sail (between the
swivels) being reefed as one single piece of fabric.
Furthermore, swivels and ball bearings do not improve a sail's
4. As far as security is concerned, on the other hand, the use
of swivels have been the cause of numerous rig failings and
mast collapses in the past. When someone accidentally loosens
the furling halyard then you have your halyard free to be
wrapped around the forestay. This usually provokes the
forestay rupture through a tourniquet effect. Also, suppose
that later you decide to install a new headsail with a shorter
luff. Then you have to remember to use a line between the head
clew of the headsail and the swivel, just to be certain that
the swivel is near
the top and the halyard is making a reasonable angle with the
headstay in such a way as to minimize the halyard wrap
possibilities. The Alado Nautica USA
roller furling system eliminates
this problem by having the halyard sheaves, in the top foil
terminal, rotating with the entire furling system. Therefore,
with our system, this accident is impossible to occur.
5. The simple way the
Alado Nautica USA
drum housing is prevented from rotating by using a short rope
to tie the drum housing to a stanchion base, forestay deck
fitting, cleat or a dead eye, provides the whole system with
an ultimate safety feature against unexpected troubles.
Suppose the furler is working perfectly but someone
unconsciously leaves a stand-alone rope or a cleaning rag on
the foredeck. There is thus a very real possibility that that
loose piece might be dragged into the spool by the furling
line and make the furling system stuck. Or suppose you are in
a hurry and not able to take the slack out of the spool
through the drum windows fast enough. By the way, that is the
reason our drum has three large windows rather than only one
small window like in other furlers. In either of these
circumstances with the Alado Nautica USA
furling, all you have to do is loosen the short rope that ties
the drum housing to the foredeck fitting and rotate everything
together. The trouble is eliminated.
The Alado Nautica
USA roller furling system was designed
not to apply torques over the stay. That is the reason the
Alado Nautica USA drum housing is attached to the foredeck
fitting rather than to the headstay, as usual in other
6. The Alado Nautica
USA Furler is
designed to be installed on the existing forestay, and over
the existing forestay bottom terminal (rigging screw,
turnbuckle, etc.) No rigging modification is required.
7. Our roller furling system is projected to allow you to raise two headsails
at the same time, and independently. That is another advantage
of using two blocks in the top of the foils instead of a
swivel system like most competitors.
Our quality, simplicity and value make
the hallmark of roller furling systems.