UK. Joystick Sailing introduces new innovative system for 35 ft to 55 ft yachts Print E-mail
Wednesday, 05 July 2006
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Joystick Sailing is an innovative new system bringing the benefits of Superyacht sail control to new and existing yachts from 35 ft to 55 ft.

With one hand on the joystick, sails can be unfurled or furled, sheeted in or out and even trimmed for flatness or fullness. A simplified electro- hydraulic package supplies the power requirement enabling total genoa and Mainsail control without the hard work normally required. No more ropes to handle, or winches to grind, no more flailing sails or flying booms and a clear cockpit area free of tangled ropes.

As yachts get ever larger, working loads are becoming much more difficult to handle, headsail furling, in mast furling, in boom furling and powered winches have already hit the market. With Joystick Sailing we take another major step forward towards pleasurable sailboat cruising with zero effort.

Husband and wife sailors can now handle a larger yacht on equal terms and no longer need crew to help. They can even teach their grandchildren to sail hands on. Disabled sailors can also gain from the additional safety this system provides. Joystck Sailing can be fitted to your new yacht or easily retro-fitted to many yachts.

Joystick operation:

Moving the Mainsail joystick aft deploys the sail, forward to furl. Move to left to rotate boom to port, right to rotate to starboard. Press red button in Joystick and move stick forward or aft to ease or tension the sail, Move Genoa stick to left to extend sail on port, right for starboard. Push forward to furl. Press red button in Joystick and move stick forward to ease the sail, press red button and aft to tension.

Design data:

Mast mounted marine type cylinders mimic kite poles, the main boom control unit replaces the mainsheet track and is angled to match the kicker. Internal installation can be completed without visible components, thus the yacht’s appearance is not compromised. Existing winches are left in place so that normal sailing can be resumed if required
Last Updated ( Wednesday, 05 July 2006 )
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