Rigging Projects: The Ultimate Spike

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(Source: Rigging Projects) We have taken the ordinary spike and turned it into a work of art. Beautifully machined out of grade 5 titanium, this spike will be last one you’ll ever buy, provided you securely fasten it to you harness using the recessed lanyard attachment! GBP 77.00 (excl. shipping) Delivery world wide

Epic

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We’ve had a few posts in the past which were titled ‘Big Gear’ but in this case that just doesn’t do it justice. Thanks to Euro Marine Trading for the shot of this enormous Antal runner block.  

Tickled

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(Source: Doyle Rigging Palma) One of the little projects I have been working on lately is the Jammers for the 58.4 mtr sloop Kokomo. They have a special custom designed Spinlock jammer system for some of their lines, which has a carbon coffin as an insert into a special jammer body. The Spinlock idea is  … Read more

Details, Details

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VOR and Ian Roman treat us to some shots of the newly launched VOR65 Dongfeng (actually boat no.1). There are some nice details in there. © Ian Roman/Volvo Ocean Race © Ian Roman/Volvo Ocean Race © Ian Roman/Volvo Ocean Race © Ian Roman/Volvo Ocean Race

Link up

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SoftLink: Soft shackle for all by Wichard   (Source: Wichard) SoftLink is a soft shackle developed by Wichard for recreational sailors looking for performance and ease of use. Thanks to its stainless steel connector, SoftLink can be used without any particular knowledge of ropework. It can be fitted and removed with ease, even under tension.  … Read more

Jamming

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  Karver KJ Jammer has been nominated for the METS Dame Award in Amsterdam!   (Source: Karver) On racing boats and super yachts alike, Karver noticed a growing frustration from sailors who were struggling to prevent modern rope covers from slipping in jammers and clutches. Following this market feedback for better rope holding technology, Karver  … Read more

Self Aligning Pad eye

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(Source: Rondal) This self-aligning pad eye is able to rotate 270 degrees without any visible buttons, locking pins or the requirement of extra tools. The pad eye is interchangeable with different baseplates installed in the deck. During mooring or specific sailing situations, all unnecessary blocks can be removed from deck, creating a clean deck both  … Read more

Custom Under Deck Spin Sheet System

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(Source: SD Boatworks Facebook) A few weeks ago we showed an image of Ransom customizing some Spinlock clutches so that they opened by pull string. Here’s what we did with them!     We have recently installed an under-deck spin sheet system on one of our customer’s boats! The spinnaker sheets dive through the deck through  … Read more

Top Job

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Lewmar Appoints New USA General Manager    (Source: Lewmar) Lewmar is pleased to announce the immediate appointment of Harcourt Schutz as its new USA General Manager, based in Lewmar’s Guilford, CT office. Harcourt has been with Lewmar for 13 years and has occupied various roles during that time, up to and including his recent position  … Read more

Size matters.

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(Source: KZ Racefulers) KZ “Xtreme” series is now available at KZ Racefurlers.  For the serious teams that want to take efficiency and weight saving to the next level we will customize our furlers in titanium and 7000 series alloy.  Swivel sizes have decreased and weights have been halved. Check out this photo of a standard  … Read more