Furlex is available for dinghies and yachts up to 80’. You can chose between on deck or through deck installation as well as manual operation with a furling line or electric or hydraulic drive. You have the option of installation on an ordinary 19-strand wire, a Dyform® wire or a rod forestay. If you want to be able to adjust the forestay length, an integrated rigging screw can be provided.
If you want carefree sailing, Seldén’s got you covered.
The S-series is Seldén’s traditional jib furling and reefing system. Operated by pulling a furling line and fitted above deck, the S-series has been seen on boats worldwide for decades. The basic concept behind Furlex remains – a complete and reliable jib furler supported by professional sailmakers and riggers.
Over the years the product range has expanded and Seldén are now offering Furlex S for dinghies, keelboats and yachts up to approximately 65’.
FURLING SYSTEMS FOR DINGHIES
The smallest furlers in the Furlex family are used as standard equipment on numerous dinghies, small catamarans and keelboats. They feature stainless ball bearings for long life, composite components for low weight and clever designs to reduce friction. Properties that have made Furlex the world’s best-selling furling systems since early 80’s
FOR Ø4-Ø5 MM FORESTAYS, 18-26’ BOATS
The Furlex 50S is the perfect choice for every sailor who wants a compact, low weight furling system. It shares many features with the larger members of the world-famous Furlex family. The patented load distributor in the halyard swivel and the full length distance tubes for smooth rotation are the same as on all the other Furlex models. Furlex 50S is supplied as a complete kit including forestay wire, halyard lead, stanchion block, pre-feeder and furling line. Easy to order and easy to install.
FOR Ø4 – Ø14 MM FORESTAYS, 25-65’ BOATS
The fourth generation of Furlex is an uncompromising evolution of the world’s best selling jib furling and reefing system. Proven design blended with innovation is our way to maintain the iconic heritage of Furlex. The 104S-404S systems ranges from ø4 to ø14 mm forestays and are delivered as complete kits by professional riggers and sailmakers.
Once you have experienced using a Furlex you will not want anything else up front. Jib furling is all about convenient sail handling from the safety of your cockpit and with the Furlex Electric a new dimension is added – ease of use.
The MkII version of Furlex Electric, launched 2018, is a compact and weather proof aid to handle your foresail and smart enough to understand how much power to use. It works fast or slow at your command, it consumes a minimum of your power supply and it’s built to last. Lean back and let Furlex Electric do the hard work.
Furlex Electric is designed around a highly efficient 42V electric motor. A DC/DC converter (PSU, Power Supply Unit) converts the boat’s 12V or 24V to 42V which allows for thin cables to the motor unit, easy installation and a compact unit design. Power is transmitted to a self-locking worm gear to rotate the luff extrusion at a max torque of 60Nm (204E), 90Nm (304E) and 135Nm (404E). These high torque levels mean that you can always rely on being able to furl your foresail – even when the wind and sea are doing their worst.
The motor uses only 10-25 amps at normal load and it takes 25-30 seconds to furl a genoa. When sailing with a partly reefed genoa, the worm drive provides a mech-anical lock. In order to prevent accidental overloading, the system comes with a built-in current limiter adapted to the type of Furlex, 204E, 304E and 404E. If you attempt to furl the sail without first releasing the sheet, the torque is immediately limited to a safe level. This safety feature is automatically re-set a few seconds after the control switch is released.
In the event of power failure, the sail is simple to furl manually. An emergency line-driver system is included as standard and can be used for both on-deck and through-deck installations. An emergency handle with ½” socket is available as an option.
Press one button and you will run the sail, in or out, at low speed. To double the speed, press the other button simultaneously.
Furlex Electric is available for either on-deck or through-deck installations. The main advantage of a through-deck installation is better sailing performance as a result of a longer luff length. More space on the foredeck is an added bonus!
Push-button performance is an easy upgrade for anyone who already has a manual Furlex 200S or 300S series (production year 1997-2015) or the current models 204S or 304S on their yacht. The furling line, drum and the line guard assembly are simply replaced with a Furlex electric motor unit. No sail conversion is required as the luff length of your existing sail is unaffected.
MAXIMISE YOUR BOAT’S POTENTIAL AND LET THE FURLEX SYSTEM WORK WITHOUT BEING SEEN.
Tacking the sail at deck level allows for a longer luff length of your foresail. You will improve sailing performance without compromising the convenience of the jib furling system. The bow will also be less cluttered as the line drum is hidden below the deck.
The free turn of the tack swivel is the same as in all other Furlex models; a necessity to reduce the furling resistance and to flatten out a reefed genoa.
The MkII version of Furlex TD (Through Deck) has all the benefits developed for the standard 4th generation Furlex, such as, smooth furling with roller bearings combined with stainless ball bearings for the drum and an optional rigging screw to adjust the forestay length. In addition, the outside diameter of the line drum is smaller than on earlier TD models which simplifies installation in narrow anchor boxes and allows for installation further forward.
SAILING FROM THE COCKPIT AT THE PRESS OF A BUTTON
A hydraulic powered Furlex system enables you to reef, furl and trim the sail area to suit the wind conditions at the touch of a button. The patented, built-in motor has a direct drive to the worm gear, to keep moving parts to a minimum and increase power, efficiency and reliability. The worm gear, which is self-braking, locks the sail in the required position. In an emergency, the foresail can also be manually furled and unfurled with an ordinary winch handle.
The Furlex Hydraulic is designed to provide a harmonious visual interplay of stainless steel and aluminium. The hydraulic motor is located inside the worm gear and the positioning of the motor contributes to the compact design of the Furlex Hydraulic.
A Furlex Hydraulic is typically combined with a hydraulic driven furing mast. The complete system includes a hydraulic pump, valve units and drive units, all connected by hydraulic hosing.
The system is operated from the cockpit by control switches connected to the system through a control box.