KZ Racfurlers have just completed a full new set of racefurlers to be used on a new build Botin 65 ft racing yacht in Italy.
She'll be carrying KZ6 Offshore Furlers with titanium down fuckers for 2:1 tack lines, KZ6 integrators for Top Down Furling and KZ6 Head Swivels and KZ2 Inshore Furler set for the staysail.
These red head swivels are our new range of KZ8 with a SWL (Safe Working Load) of 8T. The red colour differentiates them so they don't get mixed up with the KZ6's - and was made especially to match a colour request by the boat.
We thoroughly enjoyed working on the project, and particular thanks go to talian rigging company SOLUZIONI TESSILI!
To stay on the water longer, keep your equipment functioning the way it should do. We recommend every season that furlers and head swivels should be stripped and cleaned, spindles should be crack tested, pin holes checked for elongation and new bearings fitted with new grease.
At the recent Volvo Ocean Race stopover in Auckland, we saw a huge difference between well maintained furlers and those that had received little love on the long ocean stretches. Teams which had a good maintenance schedule ultimately spent less on their equipment, as the only thing needing to be done was a clean, regrease and reassemble. Poor maintenance resulted in not only needing new bearings but in some cases, new spindles and housings as well.
Pictured here, above and below, is a poorly serviced unit from one of the Volvo Ocean Race teams. When we collected it for servicing, the bearing was in pieces and ceased into the housing. This furler had done 15,000 NM with no servicing. In these conditions we would expect the furlers to be checked and re-greased every 5000NM !
Talk to one of the team today about scheduling in a service for your KZ parts.
Newly-launched Maxi 72, MOMO has been equipped with a full set of KZ Racefurlers. Built by Italian yard, Persico, the 72 foot yacht is carrying our 6T inshore series furlers, head swivels and integrators for top down production sails with associated components.
MOMO's prod furlers have KZ Marine titanium foreguys for the tack line which allows for a captive 2:1 tack line connection to the furler as well as a built-in facility to set up pull back lines for in line peeling. Completing the KZ Marine equipment onboard are 2T inshore series furlers and head swivels for the spinnaker staysail.
Already showing her racing credence, MOMO won her first event of the season, the Menorca Cup 2015, coming first in the Maxi 72 class. She was in good company, with all competitors in the Maxi 72 class bearing KZ gear.
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