The StarFurl boom was designed to allow one or two people to quickly manage the mainsail by lifting, furling or hanging the hands of the topsails directly from the cockpit of the boat.
The mainsail is wrapped inside the boom controlled by a closed-circuit trim which will be managed by the deckhouse winch. The halyard will remain independent of the new system, always leaving the possibility of winding the sail even without the use of the furler.
The Mainsail is in all respects the same as a traditional battened sail, with the necessary differences in its geometry to be furled and its luff to be able to go up and down the mast.
The sail keeps its sail area and has the capacity to have a generous roaching. Furthermore it can be created with high-tech and high-performance fabrics for the regatta or the cruise speed while remaining well protected and wrapped in the boom.
The parts of the system include:
The boom is realized in composite material designed in terms of weight, length and volumes for every boat. The trozza, vang and scotta attacks are custom made to use the equipment on board.
The groove that is mounted on the mast allows to slide the bolt rope of the sail without the need to be exhorted. A ramp is also installed in the lower part of the mast to help the sail to pass from the boom to the mast, there are several groove types depending on the size of the boat.
With the closed circuit, the mechanics present in the boom are activated to wind the sail. It will be armed on the stoppers of the borose or the outhaul that will be freed or in any case it will be mounted in the most suitable way to carry out the manoeuver and lead on board.
The boat will then be lightened by the borose, by the outhaul that will remain fixed inside the boom and the whole lazy bag system, giving the boat a much cleaner and more modern profile.
The manoeuvre of hoisting, reefing or lowering of the mainsail will then be carried out from the cockpit and it is necessary to hold the boat against the wind with the boom supported by the topping lift or vang to make sure that the boom is not too high or too low compared to the correct position of the sail.
After that, in order to hoist, you just have to haul aft the halyard and release the closed circuit by letting the sail unwind and hoist from the halyard.
While both to haul down and to take the mainsails, the closed winding circuit will be rigged on the winch and the sail will be rolled up, consequently leaving the halyard and the sail will be rolled up inside the boom. Wrapping it completely, the sail is already protected by the boom while if you need a partial reduction of the sail, just stop in the desired position to resume sailing.
Why is it necessary to change the BOOM with a STARFURL BOOM?
Because we don’t always have a crew of experienced sailors at our disposal, especially in terms of family use. It therefore happens that, in case of strong wind, we are unprepared to face the mainsails with the Veleria Viganò system; in terms of extreme safety, the crew carries out the manoeuvre without move away from the cockpit, activating the winding through the closed-circuit manoeuver (rope) directly from a deckhouse or deck winch; without difficulty and with limited physical effort.
The mainsail will be very easily manageable even in the total hauling down phase.
When moored: the total disappearance of the sail in the Carter facilitates its protection from UV rays and saltiness; finally free from the intertwining of Lazy jack cables and deformed containment Lazy Bags. The returns of the mainsheet can be housed in the double bottom of the boom, freeing us from the obstacle of the sheet deck. And at nightfall… with a click the spotlights housed in the bottom of the Carter can guarantee a bright dinner in the cockpit under the stars.
The Starful furling boom by Veleria Viganò is easy to install: no interventions are required to modify the deck plan or the gooseneck of the mast. The external structure called “Carter” is tapered, so as to give the entire boat an elegant appearance. Inside, in addition to the cylindrical sail furling profile, there is a double bottom designed specifically to accommodate the mainsail sheet and any hoists and the electrical system for spotlights.
BOOM CARTER: composite, aramid fiber, carbon, fiberglass, epoxy.
INTERNAL MECHANICS: thick oxidized anticorodal aluminum.
COLORS: to choose, customizable.
HEAD-ROPE: choice between the PVC or aluminum head-rope for ball and grating trolleys.