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Hank 5th November 2010 12:49 AM

Problem with Severne Reflex cambers
I've been using the Severne Reflex sails this season, and have had major problems with the lower camber.

Rotation has been very poor, but the real problem has been the durability of the camber, it simply cannot keep up, and breaks. It's only the lower camber causing the problems, the others seem fine.

Does anyone else have the same experience with the cambers on the Reflex sails ?

Am getting pretty tired of this and need a more stable solution...

Regards Hank

Roger 5th November 2010 02:35 AM

Hi Hank,
What size is the Severne Reflex you are having problems with?
What mast are you using in this sail.
How long is your base extension...... how much of it goes up
inside the mast?
Many times, if you have a long (48 cm +) base extension, the base extension
can make the bottom of your mast too stiff and cause lower cam rotation and
breakage issues.
Hope this helps,

Hank 5th November 2010 03:00 AM

Hi Roger.

The following sizes so far has had problems: 6.2 - 7.0 - 7.8 and 8.6
These are the sails I use most, so I might experience identical problems with the remaining sails well at some point.

Masts used are the recommended Enigma mast, the 8.6 is a Redline 490 though.

As for extension lengths, the Severne 36 extender and the shorter 16 is used.

All in all this setup should be more than compatible as it's the recommended.

Regards Hank

Remi 5th November 2010 05:13 AM

Hi Hank

They reinforce this cam to be more stronger, pleas contact your Diatributor and make the warranty to get the new ones, thanks

All the best

Hank 5th November 2010 02:28 PM

Hi Remi.

Thanks for the info.

How do you distinguish between the original and the reinforced amber ?

When were the reinforcements made ? How, what do they look like ?

Last question, what do you suggest be done to the poor rotation of the lower camber ?

Regards Hank

Remi 6th November 2010 05:02 AM

Hi Hank

The new cam are much thicker near the pin, it' s more than 4 mm thick

To help the rotation make sure that your cam is in the right position when you rig your sail, it should make an angle of 90 degre with the mast. The common problem is that when downhaul the sail you need to help the cam to not make an 45 degre angle

Hope this help

All the best

Hank 24th March 2011 02:00 AM

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Hi again.

I need to bring up this topic again as I still haven't found a solkution to the damaged cambers.

Please have a look at the attached picture, the cambers are all identical, the lef tone however is damaged.
To me it looks as if theses cambers are all the newest version, ie. as Remi explains the 4 mm.

Anyone having input on this ?

What are the changes if any when compared to the 2011 version ?

Hank 27th March 2011 10:07 PM

No one having any input on this ?

Can anyone help identifying whether the above cambers are the old type or the new type ?

Remi, where do you measure the thickness ?

I can't find a solution to breaking the cams, they are of course aligned properly, they simply break after being in use.

BelSkorpio 28th March 2011 01:29 AM

Hi Hank,

I've been following the Severne Reflex sails for a while now and I'm even thinking of buying one.
In the ReflexII sails they seem to have solved the camber problem you're talking about.
That doesn't help you, of course.

Why don't you post your problem at the Serverne Sails site:

Perhaps they can help you over there.

Hank 28th March 2011 11:35 PM

Good suggestion, it's however not possible to attach pictures.

Furthermore I'm not really keen on using the Product feedback form on the Severne website, why bother when they state "Due to a large volume of messages we cannot respond to every comment received" - meaning I can't be assured that a reply to my problem will be made, top customer care...

It used to be ok to ask questions about Severne products in this forum, there is plenty of good info here, and the questions are normally replied to.

I don't want to start a different topic, I'm only interested in figuring out which version my cambers are and how to solve the annoying problem of breaking the cambers every few runs.

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