As the sole UK distributor for Reckmann Yacht Equipment, Advanced Rigging & Hydraulics are delighted to showcase the latest models and products at the Southampton International Boat Show this September. Whether you want a full hydraulics system to make your cruising more relaxed, or need a state-of-the-art mast jack for optimum rig control whilst racing, the expert Advanced Rigging & Hydraulics team can help you to find the best products and onboard system for your boat – Visit us at the show on Stand J204 in Ocean Hall.
Designed with the highest functionality and maximum reliability in mind, Reckmann builds reefing systems, furlers, and hydraulics systems at the forefront of the industry. With decades of experience, Reckmann manufactures innovative products tailored to the needs of the most discriminating sailors. All components are of the highest quality, produced under the strictest controls on modern CNC machines or by skilled craftsmen. New developments and custom products are continually generated in-house at Reckmann by a team of highly qualified engineers.
Reckmann Manual Headsail Reefing Systems
The manual furling systems of the MF series from Reckmann are the continuation of a long tradition of reliable and well-engineered furling systems, with both above-deck and under-deck versions suitable for both rod and wire forestays.
It is an elegant design with first-class workmanship, using the very best materials available. All axle elements, drum guard, and toggle are manufactured with precisely specified stainless steel alloys. These combined with the high-strength bronze length adjuster mechanism and the light rigid plastic drum, result in a highly functional and durable system.
The MF series is available in three system sizes for yachts from 30′ to 78′.
Electric Headsail Reefing Systems
The electric EF 90 reefing systems combine trend-setting design and peak efficiency in an overall high-capacity system. The systems are designed for use on yachts of approx. 36-70 feet in length and for wire forestays from 8 to 16 mm in diameter (alternatively rods -12 to -76). A newly developed gear technology and sophisticated bearing technology lend the smooth running EF 90 unprecedented functionality. In its construction, the self-braking worm gear is nearly maintenance-free.
It is comforting to know that it is easy to switch over to manual operation if necessary in an emergency. To guarantee secure and simple operation, loads from the sail are completely retained in the gearbox and hence cannot affect the winch handle operation. The integral stay length adjustment is likewise easy to operate and works even with the sail furled.
The system sizes of EF90-2 and EF90-3 guarantee high performance and high efficiency in simple and comfortable operation on 36-foot boats as well as much larger yachts.
Hydraulic Headsail Reefing Systems
The RF90 is a high-performance hydraulic reefing system for foresails. It is built to be virtually maintenance-free and with superior gear technology. These systems offer maximum performance and longevity. The integration of spiral-mesh gearing, sophisticated bearing design, and a self-braking worm gear, result in a quiet and smooth running system, which meets the highest industry standards.
Moreover, the special emergency manual drive fitted to the RF90 offers complete safety to the user. Through the simple insertion of a standard winch handle, the hydraulic drive is uncoupled and switched to manual operation. Thanks to a special gear mechanism, which prevents the transfer of the sail load to the winch handle, the reefing system can be operated easily and safely even in manual operation mode. All systems in this series are equipped with an easy-to-operate length adjuster for optimal trimming of mast and sail.
The hydraulic assisted length adjusters are available starting with model RF90-4.