Tro­gear ad­justable bowsprit

Yachting World - - New Gear -

It can be daunt­ing to have to reach out over the stem of a yacht un­der­way to fix or re­move the tack or furler of a fly­ing sail. The Tro­gear is a re­mov­able, tri­an­gu­lar car­bon fi­bre bowsprit that is ad­justable and can be retro­fit­ted to most yachts. It’s a smart idea and one that makes such chal­lenges eas­ier and safer.

Its abil­ity to hinge up­wards means both the tri­an­gu­lar shaped sprit it­self and the sail tack or furler it is car­ry­ing can be brought in­board for easy ad­just­ment and re­moval. It’s also a quick way to de­crease your LOA when dock­ing, with­out hav­ing to re­move the sprit com­pletely or slide it aft over the an­chor locker like many prod­ders. Tro­gear cur­rently pro­duces mod­els to suit 18ft to 50ft yachts.

Prices from $1,250 or £1,210. www.tro­gear.com www.tech­ni­cal­mari­ne­sup­plies.co.uk

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