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Rugged equipment specifically engineered for cruising needs.

Easy one person installation, (no rigging changes, no need to go aloft).

Existing sails can be used after simple adaptation.

Designed to furl or reef up to two headsails.

Lifetime warranty to the original purchaser.

The lowest price.

Highest reliability.

No swivels under tension to jam or fail.

Open drum for easy access to the furling line.

Lifetime warranty to the original purchaser.


Exclusive system of polypropylene bushings protects the forestay from galvanic corrosion.

Luff Foil Series A Foil Section Series B Foil Section

The heavily anodized, extruded marine aluminum alloy foils are furnished in 5' lengths.

Opposing sections dovetail into each other and overlap longitudinally forming a true aerodynamic profile with high torsional strength.

No screws, no glue.

ALADO has self-contained double halyard sheaves to allow fast sail changes and downwind sailing with twin genoas. Existing sails can be used after simple conventional adaptation.

The halyard is led through the sheave, returned and made fast to an eye on top of the drum. As there are no hanks, high halyard tension is not required and no halyard loads are applied to the mast.

No swivels are used. This eliminates the possibility of halyard wrap, which can produce a tourniquet effect, leading to forestay parting and mast collapse.

ALADO is designed for owner installation and uses the existing headstay without modification.

Load distributing polypropylene bushings center the headstay to eliminate galvanic corrosion, friction, wear,and noise.

Polypropylene pins fix the bushings.

No screws, no glue.

To remove the risks of jamming and failure ALADO has minimized the number of moving parts and eliminated attachment points to the standing rigging.

Ball bearings and swivels subject to tension are not used.

The solid but open drum provides easy access to the furling line and revolves freely around the headstay.

The furling drum, sheave boxes and luff feeders are manufactured from cast aluminum alloy, with the added protection of heavy anodization and thermo-electrostatic paint.

          MODEL     TYPICAL      TYP. STAY    MAX. STAY            
          NUMBER      LOA        DIAMETER      LENGTH             
            A0        20'          5/32"         30'      
            A1        25'          3/16"         35'        
            A2        32'          1/4 "         40'        
            A3        36'          5/16"         50'       
            A4        40'          3/8 "         55'        

            B1        40'          3/8 "         55'       
            B2        50'          7/16"         65'        
            B3        60'          1/2 "         75'       
            B4        70'          9/16"         85'        


The correct model is determined by the stay length.
ALADO is designed to be installed above the existing forestay deck terminal.
The central aperture of the furling drum slips over terminals up to 1" diameter for A0-A4 series, 2" for A3-A4 series and 2 " for B1-B4 series.
The foredeck tackle must provide clearance for the furling drum:  A0 - 6" diameter, 6" high, A1-A2 - 8" diameter, 6" high, A3-A4 - 11" diameter, 8" high, B1-B4 - 12" diameter, 10" high.

Maximum genoa area:  A0-A2 - 400 sq.ft., A3-A4 - 650 sq.ft., B1-B4 - 1300  sq.ft.

Maximum luff rope diameter: A0-A2 - 3/16", A3-A4 and  B1-B4 - ".

The complete kit includes:

Foil top terminal with two halyard sheaves.

Foil profiles.

Polypropylene bushings.

Two luff feeders.

Foil bottom terminal.

Furling drum.

Drum centralizer.

Stay clamp

Step-by-step manual.

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