The Pros & Cons of Line Drivers vs. Traditional Manual Furling Systems
Introduction: What is a Line Driver and How to Install?
Line drivers are a type of reefer dock that is installed on the bow of the boat. They are used to control the speed of the boat, and they can also be used as a furling system that allows for automatic shrink wrapping without having to use roller gauges or others. Line Drivers, or the more efficient type of reefer, are considered much more efficient than traditional reefers because they allow for a greater speed range. They also reduce drag and make it easier to sail in rough seas. They are often used as a less-invasive way to pull lines in order to transfer power from the boat's engine to the propeller. They use electric motors instead of manual gears, which means they don't require input from the captain and can therefore be operated by anyone who doesn't have extensive sailing experience or knowledge about boats or rigging systems.
Why You Should Consider Using a Line Driver Over a Manual Furling System
A manual furling system uses a pulley and a line to control the angle of the boom. The line is attached to the end of the boom and then it is fed into a block and then a pulley. The line driver, on the other hand, uses an electric motor instead of a rope to control the angle of the boom. It has been found that reefers with line drivers have been able to reduce their downtime by up to 80 percent.
Line drivers are more efficient than manual furling systems because they are easier on your equipment and they save you money in fuel costs. They also allow you to reduce your crew size since there is no need for someone to be stationed at each end of your vessel while it's being craned or maneuvered.
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