Hoistable Swivel and Furler
The VX uses a 435 Small Boat furler tucked into the bow to keep the jib tack low and the jib out of the way when launching or retrieving the boat. The 464 hoistable ball bearing halyard swivel allows the sail to be raised and lowered without removing the headstay. The swivel is independent of the headstay so the luff can be tensioned separately from the mast rake.
Micro Track and Self-Tacking Jib
The custom 13 mm Micro track is curved to a ‘W’ shape allowing the jib to come as far aft as possible. A 2700 Micro car with a 352 Carbo AirBlock® runs on the track. The travel of the car and the jib sheet are controlled from the cockpit with a 205 swivel base. The base features a 2656 Carbo Fiddle mounted upside down under the forward coaming. Two 150 Cam-Matic® cleats—one facing up, the other down—bolt to the arm of the 205 swivel base. The jib sheet leads through the upper cam, the jib car control through the bottom. The base swivels from side to side to keep both control lines together within easy reach.
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