Profurl’s new NEX Continuous Line “Code Zero” furler was completely redesigned based on the experience and input of numerous top sailors. The result is a lightweight, flying sail furling system that advances function, safety and performance to the next generation.
The central feature to the NEX furler is the bright green “I-Connect” sail attachment system. Incorporated into both the base and swivel unit, I-Connect allows for quick sail changes using a captive and integrated pin system. This unique system can be operated with one hand and has no protruding parts to snag nearby lines like traditional pins. With I-Connect it’s easier and safer to switch between light- and heavy-weather sails, allowing the skipper to quickly optimize sailing performance to current wind conditions.
Another unique NEX advancement is the “Quick Fit” line fitting system. This feature provides easy access to the furling drum so the furling line to be quickly fitted. With “Quick-Fit” the line can be left on-deck, ready to go, so there is no need to uncoil and run a furling line each time you deploy the furler. Furling line exit angles are also quickly adjusted to various deck layouts using the one-screw “Tune & Lock” system. By optimizing this angle, NEX reduces line friction and provides for fast system set up.
Other NEX features include a carefully researched spool diameter that provides maximum force with minimal effort. The furling spool also uses new S-Grip grooves that carefully deform the furling line for superior grip without increasing line wear. NEX furlers include maintenance-free sealed bearings (except for the NEX0,9 model) and Wichard’s new MX Shackle to give the halyard a non-mechanical 2:1 purchase. All four NEX models include a 3-year, worldwide limited warranty. Available now, the NEX product range is made up of four models for boats from 20 to 60 feet (6 to 18 meters) and sail areas up to 1,700 sq.ft.
The French-based Profurl Company is part of Wichard Group brands. A world leader in marine equipment, Wichard Group was founded in 1919.