Sailing with Zepp Sticks is easy — they fold neatly in stow position on the boom. When it’s time to lower the mainsail, just swing out the Zepp Sticks and raise and extend the Gathering Arms. After furling, secure mainsail by folding over Gathering Arms or using sail ties.
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.
Zepp Stick Measurements and Materials
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.
Zepp Stick comes complete with:
1- Base: fiberglass, 48" length x 2" wide x 3/8" thick
2- Harnesses: stainless steel
2- Gathering Arms: carbon fiber, anodized aluminum
1- Boom Clamp: fiberglass, stainless steel
Fasteners: stainless steel
*How many Zepp Sticks will I need?
The number of Zepp Sticks you’ll need depends on the length of your sailboat’s boom. In general, we recommend spacing the Zepp Sticks about 4 feet apart on the boom. The Zepp Sticks need to be spaced out along the boom so that there is enough room to fold them back onto the boom when sailing. Two to four Zepp Sticks will do the job for most 20- to 40-foot sailboats.
Are Zepp Sticks available in lengths other than 4 feet?
Not at this time.