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Which products belong to the on-deck equipment of a sailboat?
The rig - the mast with its standing and running rigging - is the heart of any sailing vessel and must be fully functional. Besides the sails, this catagory includes items such as shrouds/wire cables that hold the mast upright, furlers, blocks, eye plates, pulleys, as well as repair kits for the sail. The furlers are either attached to the mainsail, where they are intalled either on or in the mast, or they are attached to the foresail, where they are installed on the forestay or used as a forestay replacement. They reduce the overall surface area of the sail. In most cases, the sails must be cut according to the furlers in order to optimally reef.
The deck of the ship is virtually the roof of the boat, meaning that the upper works belong to it as well. In order to optimally sail a sailboat, the deck must be equipped with the following accessories, amongst other things:
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