Luff Spars


Holman rigging has acquired the sales and manufacturing rights to this popular product originally designed and manufactured by Jack Holt Limited.

Chris Holman knows the system well as he worked with Jack Holt for many years prior to starting his own business.

The Luffspar is designed as a low cost unit for day sailors and small cruisers, which have a maximum luff length of 5460 mm (17’11’’).

Only one headsail is required using this system, as the genoa can be furled progressively as the wind speed increases. From the safety of your cockpit you can shorten sail simply by pulling on the furling line.


When docking or approaching moorings the ability to furl the headsail aids manoeuvring as well as ensuring good visibility and a clear deck.



Please note the above complete unit is shown with forestay ( charged separately )
 
Drascombe Long Boat using Luff Spar in boisterous conditions - courtesy of Churchouse Boats


Luffspars can be trimmed down to suit each boats luff length requirements.

Headsails must be fitted with a luff rope as on a mainsail.

The unit rotates around the forestay which can be supplied and fitted if length is advised.

Luffspars are available with sheave at top, as illustrated, or with a riveted eye to lash or shackle the head of the sail.