Rebuilding

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(Source: Bella Mente Racing) The team is back to work on the Bella Mente getting her back to racing shape. The list of mods before Transpac is a large one, not counting the new rig being built for the boat. Brad Fitzgerald is doing a good amount of boat building for us while we try  … Read more

History. Updated.

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(Source: Marstrom Composite) Fresh interview with the company founders Goran Marstrom and Per Warn. Please watch the vid to enjoy the cool story of the company bringing better performance and longer life into composite products by using autoclave technology together with superior craftmanship and engineering. (Ed. Note: Strangely nothing on their mast and rigging production / design in this  … Read more

Starboard!

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Well, not boats but wings nonetheless. The aviation version of possible AC72 carnage at JFK yesterday. Can’t wait!

Loops

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(Source: West Marine Rigging Blog) We have SK90 continuous covered loops. By using our “Loop Calculator” to generate working loads with either our preferred safety factor, or one that you would like, we are able to match the correct size core and number of passes for a loop that suits your application. These are great  … Read more

Same. Smaller.

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(Source: Lewmar) Lewmar has extended the EVO ™ Sport Winch Range to include the smaller Size 7, Size 8, and Size 16. The new additions join the Size 15, 30, and 40 to provide a comprehensive range of non self-tailing winches. Complementing the EVO ™ Self-Tailing Range of winches, the EVO ™ Sport is ideal  … Read more

Turn Key

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(Source: Americas Cup) For the first time ever in the America’s Cup, a shared design program is being offered to the entered teams to jump-start designs of the fast, high-tech AC72s, the new wing-sailed catamarans to be launched next year. With the surge of new teams that just entered the 34th America’s Cup, the 15  … Read more

Static

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Bit like the news at the moment…. This block is static. Watch the vid of Colligo Marine’s new Soft Snatch Block. At only 59 grams, this static (no sheave) block is good for lines up to 9mm.

Big Balls

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The team with the biggest balls was always going to win this race….Congratulations to Virbac-Paprec 3.