The Hyde snuffer has a moulded grp bell mouth with a high gloss, gel coat finish; this is attached to a light weight sock made from nylon mesh to which is sewn a separate pocket which houses the control lines. The separation of these lines from the sock ensures that they cannot twist around the sail; it also eliminates friction and chafe when hoisting or lowering. At the top of the snuffer is a short stainless wire strop, one end of which is attached to the halliard and the other via a swivel to the head of the sail.
Once the sail has been hoisted safely in the sock setting it is simple, just hoist the bell mouth to the head of the sail and trim the sheets. To douse the spinnaker, ease the sheet and pull the bell mouth down the sail with the control line. Lower the halliard and the job's done. Each snuffer comes with clear instructions on loading, setting and lowering the spinnaker.
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