Seldén Mast, a Swedish manufacturer specializing in mast and deck hardware, has broadened its range of electronically powered sailhandling products with the launch of the CXe45. Tailored for yachts between 45 and 55 feet, Seldén’s latest offering is a two-speed electric code-zero furler that can be effortlessly controlled with the touch of a button.
The CXe45 is adaptable for integration into a bow or bowsprit through a through-deck installation. Alternatively, it can be utilized as an on-deck unit by attaching it to a padeye. Mats-Uno Fredrikson, Seldén’s director of marketing, noted that while the furling code zero was initially developed for long-distance racing, it has now become a standard addition to the headsail wardrobe of cruising sailors.
“The furling Code 0 was originally developed for long distance racing but is now a given addition to a cruising sailor’s headsail wardrobe,” he said. “Combine it with a furling jib and you have the ultimate set up from broad reaching to beating upwind, all without leaving the cockpit. Now, with the use of push button control instead of a furling line it becomes even easier and safer.”
CEO and owner of Hallberg-Rassy, Magnus Rassy, who has been testing the new electric Code 0 furler for two seasons, noted: “The CXe45 is exceptionally easy to handle, partly because of the high speed when furling the sail. It takes effortless sail handling in light air to a whole new level.”
Seldén’s electric code zero furling system offerings currently come in two models. The CXe25 TD and CXe45 TD are both through-deck versions, while the CXe25 OD and CXe45 OD are on-deck styles.
The main difference between the TD and OD versions is that the through-deck installations are permanent and always available, ready for the furled sail to be connected. By comparison, the on-deck version requires no modification of the deck or bowsprit. Instead, it attaches to a pad-eye, after which the cable can be connected on deck or in the anchor locker.
Each of the models can be ordered with just a drive unit, or with a drive unit and a halyard swivel. As with other electric functions from Seldén, the CXe runs on SEL-Bus and a Power Supply Unit that converts 12 or 24 volts to 42 volts.
SEL-Bus is a can-bus system with software that uses intelligence technology to sense and adapt loads for efficiency and safety. SEL-Bus can handle additional functions and run them all on the same Power Supply Unit. The 42-volt conversion allows for smaller power cables and a compact, brushless motor.
For more information about Seldén’s electric code zero furling system, click over to seldenmast.com.