Catch a Sail ~ Shade the Sun
Zepp Sticks is an innovative and cost-effective system for furling and stowing a sailboat's mainsail. The system is simple, lightweight, easy to use, and reliable.
Zepp Sticks are designed to be independent of the mainsail, allowing you to have full sailing efficiency without the performance compromises or limitations of other complicated and expensive furling systems.
HOW THEY WORK
Zepp Sticks’ unique design provides dual functionality that makes sailing a breeze.
Eric L. Eschen, the developer of Zepp Sticks, went to sea as a professional mariner for 45 years. He retired as Master of a U.S. Flag Container Ship.
Eric conceived and developed Zepp Sticks while sailing Zephyr, the family’s J-40 sailboat on San Francisco Bay. The J-40’s large mainsail and often shorthanded crewing of the boat inspired Eric to develop a better method of handling the furling and folding of the mainsail.
The Zepp Sticks’ Shade the Sun configuration was developed during hot summer vacations spent sailing and anchoring in the Sacramento/San Joaquin River Delta in California.
The name “Zepp Sticks” was chosen by Eric’s 9-year old daughter in honor of the family sailboat, Zephyr.