Trogear Marine Products (Trogear) warrants the goods manufactured or sold by it to be free of defects in materials or workmanship for three (3) years, and unless otherwise stated, from the date of purchase by the original purchaser except that:
- This warranty shall not apply to any product which has been improperly fitted, improperly maintained, altered, abused or used in any application for which it was not intended.
- This warranty shall not apply for damage resulting from corrosion, ultra violet degradation or wear and tear.
- This warranty shall not apply if the product was used in conditions that exceed the product’s performance specifications, safe working loads or other than cruising or recreational use.
- AS-30: Max Asymmetrical Spinnaker 1000 ft2 (93 m2), Code 0 800 ft2 (75 m2) / SWL: 2100 lbs
- AS-30R: Max Asymmetrical Spinnaker 1500 ft2 (140 m2), Code 0 1200 ft2 (111 m2) / SWL: 3000 lbs
- AS-40: Max Asymmetrical Spinnaker 2000 ft2 (186 m2), Code 0 1600 ft2 (150 m2) / SWL: 4000 lbs.
- AS-50: Max Asymmetrical Spinnaker 2200 ft2 (204 m2), Code 0 1760 ft2 (165 m2) / SWL: 4400 lbs
- Trogear’s liability shall be limited to the repair or replacement, at its discretion, of the defective goods.
Trogear shall not be liable for:
- Any loss of anticipated turnover or profit or indirect, consequential or economic loss;
- Damages, costs or expenses payable to any third party;
- Any damage to yachts or equipment;
- Death or personal Injury (unless caused by Trogear’s negligence).
The Trogear A-Sprit was designed to be used for free flying sails such as, Assymetrical Spinnaker, Genakers, Screetchers
and Code 0 sails.
Any other use, such as permanent head stay attachment for the headsails (jib, genoas etc.) or anchor gear attachment is
not recommended and will void any guarantees and could lead to damages or injuries.
As with any other system on the sailboat which are exposed to heavy loads, it is essential that the owner makes
themselves familiar with the design, function of the system and potential consequence of improper use.
It is important to understand that the bowsprit could be under a heavy load when in use, especially during reaching and
strong breeze, therefore certain basic operational rules must be observed to avoid potential damage to the boat, sail or
When the sails are deployed, the Bowsprit must be supported by a Bobstay – the line attached at the tip of the bowsprit and leading to a U Bolt attached to the bow preferably at 45 degree angle when the bowsprit in the horizontal position.
The position of the bowsprit could be adjusted by the adjustable bobstay from the horizontal position by approximately 10 deg up and 10 deg down which for the AS 30 translates to 1ft between max down and max up position and 1’9” for AS 40. Easing the bowsprit further up under the load, leads to decreasing the bowsprit stability and could lead to damages or injuries.
Make a rule to always use a winch with enough wraps when adjusting the bowsprit position and NEVER fully release the bobstay when under the load.
Avoid a prolonged luffing of the sails and shock loading (such as strong gust) as much as possible.
In the event that a sail will drop into water, slow the boat down and detach the tack of the sail from the bowsprit to avoid loading the sprit.
As with other sailing hardware, it is recommended to inspect all the bowsprit parts for damage such as cracks, corrosion, chaffing and loose attachments and correct it before use.
After each use, flush with fresh water, and disassemble, for thorough cleaning, inspection lubrication of moving parts at least once a year or more frequently if used often and in stronger winds and sea state.