Hydraulic below-deck furling system
The Reckmann UD is a below deck mounted hydraulic furling gear. Like all Reckmann hydraulic furlers, the UD has an emergency manual drive to be operated safely on deck level with a standard winch handle.
The UD unit is is available with different means of attachment. We offer the following (partially mandatory) features:
The unique manual drive ensures the greatest possible level of security. By simply inserting a standard winch handle, the electric drive will disconnect and switch to manual operation. Due to this special gear mechanism that prevents sail forces from transferring to the winch handle, the reefing system can be safely and easily operated, even when in manual mode.
The Reckmann high-performance halyard swivels turn with extremely low amounts of friction, thereby guaranteeing a secure operation without twisting the halyard. The compact design and size graduation ensure a low weight aloft.
The tack slider or floating tack swivel allows the sail luff to be tensioned independently of the stay. This is a necessary addition, specifically with sails that have a halyard lock.
Our carbon profiles offer high resistance and low weight at the same time. A weight reduction of 50-60 % in comparison with conventional aluminium profiles means that there is a significant improvement in performance.