Three times lighter, twice the breaking load of conventional metal clutches, Constrictor® opens a new era for sailing deck hardware for racing and also cruising. Extremely simple and totally efficient, this system uses the principle of squeezing capacity offered by braided sleeves. As the line comes under load it is instantly squeezed by the Aramid Technora® sock. The more the tension, the more it holds. The rope is not pressed between two metallic parts as with conventional clutches: It is not distorted, subject to wear or chafe. It is released by simply retracting the sleeve, which is easy even under heavy load.
Advantages: Proven efficiency, by a factor of two compared to conventional clutches. Very light: three times lighter than conventional clutches. Gentle with the rope (ropes last twice as long). Easy release with the drawstring even under heavy load.
Use: The best sailors use it: Maxi, Mini, Multi, Imoca, are among numerous boats which are using our textile clutch solution Constrictor®. Our strong experience with the highest performing boats brought improvements to our textile clutch which now offers more ergonomic features. It will convert most of the leisure marine users who are searching for simple and efficient solutions. CONSTRICTOR® can be mast-head mounted (sail hook) as well as on deck for halyards and sheets. It will never be intrusive.
Construction: A metal base to which the jacket is fixed. A specifically designed braided Black Technora® high tenacity jacket. A Dyneema® release drawstring.
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