Alado makes Main & Mizzen Reefing Easy & Affordable

     "Behind the Mast" Furling makes a comeback!

One of the greatest advantages of Alado Furling is it's Simple and Common-Sense design that allows for installations with the stay at angled and upright vertical positions.

Using Alado Furlers conquers the hurdles of complex support systems that may require re-engineering of connection fittings (which most often require time spent aloft), Alado Furling asks for nothing more than a clean "stay" to ride on. The "aft stay" support base should be sized to handle the weight of the Alado System and the sail.


 The cost of installing stay aft brackets on the mast pales in comparison to the cost of a new mast for " Boom Furling" or Mast Furling as is common referred to.


In the 1980's "behind the mast" furling systems were developed based on the same concepts as many Jib Furlers were. Utilizing bearings, swivels and in some cases replacing the entire stay with their own structure.


 Those old "behind the mast" systems eventually lost popularity to the present day "in mast" systems...which in our observation have their own set of complexities. Just ask anyone that can't deploy, retract or has ripped their sail to shreds and can't get it out of the mast without going aloft.


Alado's popularity as a simple, maintenance free system and its value pricing has once again made "Behind the mast" roller furling acceptable to many users.


Alado's  SIMPLE and Common - Sense Design allows installation on an "Aft Mast Stay"... a length of stay wire from the top of the aft mast to a simple fabricated bracket above the boom and on the mast.


Deploying the Alado Roller Furler on the mast is easily accomplished by pulling on the Clew of the sail. This can be easily set up using a cheek or fair head block at the end of the boom. An optional boom winch can be added.


Retracting the Alado Roller Furler is done by pulling the control line to bring the sail in.


Reefing ahead of strong winds is easily accomplished and offers a level of safety for the crew or a single-handed skipper.


No matter what type of sailing you do, the Alado Roller Furlers  provide a cost-effective solution.


Selection of the Alado System uses the same method as for the forestay. 


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