The BUGS cam system is now ready to roll, part of the wait was due to coming up with better and simpler ways to put it all together, all with the focus on reliability and ease of assembly.
Along with the cam is a nice telescopic adjustable wand, a must if you want to go out the full 500mm on the sprit and stay within the rules.
Some of the vital cam parts, clockwise from the top we have the the cap which houses the cam and wand axle, the carbon bowsprit tube, cam follower and plane bearings that fit neatly in the bowsprit tube (control rod can come off the side or screw directly into the rear of the follower), the cam and holder and finally the wand axle.
Above is my Zero with short bowsprit (just long enough to house all the cam gear) This shows external pushrod connection to cam follower. Pushrod can also screw into the rear of cam follower and go straight down bowsprit and into the boat.
Please excuse alteration mess from earlier R & D work.
Bell crank is fixed at 1 : 1 ratio and push rod is set to length for max flap through lift off zone. Shock cord is connected to top of bell crank to keep cam follower pressured to cam. If your push rod runs free enough flap pressure is almost enough to do this alone but depending on what AoA you use it gets light towards off so you really need the extra shove. Recommend that you don't load this up to double as your pressure to hold the wand on the water, use the built-in Maystick on the cam to set up your wand pressure separately.
BUGSCAM SYSTEM can be ordered through Avalon Sail Co. Just call the office or firstname.lastname@example.org