Zepp Sticks Parts and Installation
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. They fasten to the boom sail track with an adjustable and secure removable clamping system. Below you’ll find the parts list and installation details.
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Zepp Stick materials and overall measurements:
Overall dimensions: length 48”, width 2.5” ( not including AP Handle), height 1.4”
Base is a continuous unidrectional E-fiberglass/epoxy bar material with a flexural strength of 153,000 PSI.
Cheek Blocks height 1” x 0.5” thick x 3.8” long are FR4 fiberglass
Base and Cheek Blocks have multiple spray coats of an exterior black paint.
Harness Assembly is stainless steel, with the tube having 2 -M8 threaded studs welded to it.
Gathering Arms are 3K twill carbon fiber, with anodized aluminum Tips and Butts and Conical Locks fitted and expoxied.
If the Gathering Arms will be exposed to UV sunlight for extended periods, they should be spray painted with a clear coat.
AP Handles and Boom Clamp Handle, M5 thread are nylon plastic with stainless steel inserts.
Base and Gathering Arm
Boom Clamping Device and Gathering Arms’ Tips
Posi-Lock Dips on both Cheek Blocks hold Gathering Arms securely in position when Adjustable Position (AP) Handle is tightened.
There are 3 positions: 120 degrees and 90 Degrees for Catching A Sail, and a 000/180 degree position for Shade the Sun
Harness pulled into Posi-Lock Dip
1 Zepp Sticks laid out for installation
2 Boom ready for installation of Zepp Sticks
Zepp Sticks can also be installed with the mainsail in place. In that case, it may be easier to first install and position the Boom Clamping Device alone, then slide the Zepp Sticks’ Base in under the mainsail and onto Boom Clamping Device’s screw.
3 Boom Clamping Device
4 Inserting Boom Clamping Slug into boom’s sail track
The Boom Clamping Device can be adapted for use with other types of boom sail tracks.