Plastimo - 609-S Single Groove Jib Reefing System

Plastimo - 609-S Single Groove Jib Reefing System

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Manufacturer #:  P58202

£689.99    (Inc. UK VAT @ 20%)(£574.99 Exc. VAT)
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The Plastimo Jib Reefing range stems from 50 years of expertise in high-pressure injection and composite materials engineering. Designed for 4 to 11-metre boats, Plastimo's headsail reefing meets the needs of all yachtsmen, whether experienced sailors or beginners. Very easy to use and virtually maintenance free, Plastimo Jib reefing is a reliable crewmember which contributes to your sailing performance.

The Plastimo 609-S Jib Reefing System is suitable for sailing craft between 6 and 9 metres in length.

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Excellent service
16 June 2020  | 

I was happy with the way I was helped to buy the right parts. The furler is now in my mast, ready to be raised.

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Plastimo 609 s furling
29 November 2019  | 

Absolutely marvelous piece of kit.
Ditto for the add on extension piece. Easy install. Looks good. Easy maintenance. Makes my sailing less fraut and more enjoyable. 10 out of 10 guys n gals.....

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Plastimo 609s Furling system
03 November 2016  | 

Bought this as as replacement for a 15yr old (now defuct) 608s reefing system. Service from Seatech was excellent with speedy delivery and good price. System very easy to assemble having removed the forestay but DONT forget to measure your forestay first!. With all 6 spars provided I was about a metre short so had to cannibalise te old system - no mean task!

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Great Service
09 February 2016  | 

I have just fitted the reefing system. This was much easier and smoother than I expected. Instructions are good but you have to use common sense as well. Service from Sea Teach was excellent. One screw missing from kit arrived the next day and they gave cheerful & helpful advice on two occasions

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Product Information

Plastimo 609-S Features

The Plastimo 609-S drum cheeks swivel through 360°, ensuring safe manoeuvres through a smooth and regular feeding of the tiller rope. These cheeks protect the reefing drum efficiently and the round unobtrusive design, combined with recessed screws, allows free running of the rope.

The reefing drum features highly resistant stainless steel and Delrin® ball bearings. Halyard swivel features Torlon® and Delrin® ball bearings which enhances the overall performances and increases the mechanical resistance.

  • Lightweight and sturdy, the 609-S reefing system features all the benefits of a large headsail reefing system.
  • 2 Delrin® twin ball bearing races in both drum and halyard swivel.
  • All components are manufactured from polyamide.
  • The chainplate width is adjustable.
  • A full range of spares and parts available.

Plastimo 609-S Specifications

  Forestay Foils supplied* Fits stay Max sail size Luff rope Drum sheet capacity
4 - 7mm Ø (6x) 1.5m 9.40m 25m2 (269 sq. feet) 6.5mm Ø 13m / 6mm Ø
4 - 7mm Ø (6x) 1.5m 9.55m 25m2 (269 sq. feet) 6.5mm Ø 13m / 6mm Ø

* Additional foils for longer stays are available for 609-S  systems.

Choosing Your Reefing System

Spar design: S-series or T-series?

The S-series jib reefing features a single-groove spar (S for single). Its patented assembly system allows for very easy installation with no need to unstep the existing forestay.
The T-series jib reefing features a twin-groove spar (T for twin). It allows the use of the jib reefing on a hollow forestay when racing, or the setting of twin headsails, to avoid hoisting the spinnaker.

Chainplate or Turnbuckle?

In the UK, the forestay on most sailing boats is fitted with a bottlescrew (turnbuckle) to adjust stay tension. The reefing drum must also sit above the bottlescrew and so choice of system, must, therefore, be the turnbuckle system as the link plates supplied are longer (11 holes) than the so-called chainplate system (5 holes).  The turnbuckle system should also be chosen if you wish to set the headsail higher off the deck and to enable easier manoeuvring of your anchor. If the forestay is of a fixed length, the use of the chainplate system allows to position the tack point as low as possible.

Which size reefing system is right for my boat?
Plastimo produces 4 sizes of reefing system to fit all sailing boats from 4 - 11 metres (13 - 36 feet).  While the boat length is important, you must also consider the forestay diameter and the headsail size.  For example, in the case of a 6-metre boat, the 406 model will offer the best compromise. However, if the headsail size is much larger than the maximum sail area recommended, selecting a 609 model is a better option.

Model Boat Length Maximum Sail Area
406 4-6 metres (13-19.5 feet) 12 sq. metres (129 sq. feet)
609 6-8 metres (19.5-29.5 feet) 25 sq. metres (269 sq. feet)
811 8-11 metres (29-36 feet) 35 sq. metres (376 sq. feet)


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