The mainsheet is one of the most exposed parts of a yacht’s equipment due to the extreme level of stress during sailing. The Rutgerson mainsheet system increases the durability and performance of that part due to its clever construction and Roll-link function. The system is built up in modules, which makes it easy to adapt to different types of boat and specifications. The tracks and travellers are made of high-quality anodised aluminium.
Rutgerson is very proud to announce that the product was proclaimed “Best in Test” among other traveller systems available on the market according to a test performed by the German magazine Segeln in association with Chalmers University (Technical university in Sweden). The test was designed to give an objective measure of the sliding resistance under realistic conditions, with a vertical pre-load corresponding to rough weather conditions.
“It was found that the Rutgerson slider is superior in horizontal sliding under heavy conditions. Once again it was shown that Roll-links are clearly superior to ball bearings”
(German magazine Segeln)
The unique construction of the track system renders the product completely safe. The travellers cannot be detached from the track by force or accident, so even if the product breaks under extreme conditions the traveller will stay attached to the track preventing injuries to the crew and the equipment.