HOOD YACHT SYSTEMS is a name synonymous with quality marine products.
Hood has been continuously developing our range for more than 35 years to offer
sailors around the world products that can be relied on for sail control
whatever the weather. With production and distribution bases in Tampa, Florida,
USA and Hayling Island, England we are at the heart of the marine industry.
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All our products are machined to exacting tolerances to ensure that your Hood
furling system gives you precise sail control every time, season after season.
Polished stainless steel drum covers offer unraveled looks.
High grade stainless steel is used throughout our products to ensure the highest
possible durability, reliability and long life. Stainless steel also offers the
lowest possible maintenance.
Other performance materials such as aluminum, Teflon, and Delrin® are used in
some components where weight saving is on important factor.
With dealers at every yachting center around the World you are never far away
from service and support.
All products from Hood Yacht Systems come with a 5 year warranty. The Seafurl 5
Furling System and all springs carry a lifetime warranty.
Our concept is the development of reliable sail handling systems that last
season after season.
We recognize that maintenance offshore is difficult and build our systems to be
virtually maintenance free.
If you race and cruise, our new split drum furlers enable you to quickly convert
between a racing headstay and furling system.
Whether coastal cruising, crossing oceans or racing around the World, our
Worldwide Dealer Network offers the sailor service and security.
The most important components of any furling system are the bearings. Over 35
years we have developed, what we believe to be, a range of the most reliable
bearing systems available to sustain the high loads imposed by the rotational
force of furling and reefing.
Stainless steel ball bearings are utilized because they do not deteriorate or
compress. Non-load bearing Torlon balls are alternately inserted as spacers.
These stainless steel and Torlon balls are held in place by a spherical
stainless steel housing to offer the ultimate in high load, low friction
Halyard swivels have also been developed to become industry leaders. This
patented double swivel system ensures that correct halyard tensions can be
achieved irrespective of the high torsion loads.
Tack swivels rotate fully 360°, a Hood patented feature.
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