Going hydraulic

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RECKMANN takes over HOLMATRO marine hydraulics (Source: Reckmann Group) RECKMANN has just signed the contract to take over the HOLMATRO marine hydraulics product range. HOLMATRO in the Netherlands has designed and produced high class marine hydraulics for many years.  This includes vangs, cylinders, mast jacks and power packs. HOLMATRO decided to focus their activities on  … Read more

Sneak Peak

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Equiplite is about to launch this new unit geared up for Top Down Furling . Have a sneaky peak:

In the groove

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(Source: SD Boatworks) Auto Trim Headfoil is a new design in headstay foil technology. At half the weight of other foils on the market the Auto Trim Headfoil reduces healing moment thus making your boat faster.   The proprietary T-shaped luff tape reduces foil loading by evenly distributing load – thus the foil can be  … Read more

Heading South

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(Source: Rig Pro Newport) Next week I will be heading south in the Rig Pro truck and trailer. While that drive is a bit tedious, the reward of warm weather and hanging out with our customers is well worth it. This year will be even more interesting as we add the J 70 to our  … Read more

Lock on

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AUTOLOCKS (Source Equiplite Europe) Autolocks take halyard-lock performance to a new level of simplicity…. Equiplite Europe [under the Sailing Perfection BV Group of companies] launch a new product range, exclusively for Europe. The release and introduction of a special new product range was held today. Started as a unique Hall Spars mast builder component… Now,  … Read more

(not) hanging around

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Bubi monte au mât / Bubi climbs the mast / Bubi… por VendeeGlobeTV   ‘Bubi’ spend the festive period coming up with and implementing a replacement solution for his mainsail track and cars that keep giving him grieve. Up and running again, the chase is on.   

Another nominee

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This nominee for this years DAME award (presented at METS) caught our eye. What do you think?

Soft lock

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(Source: Kohlhoff GmbH) The LOOP® Lock has been designed for halyards, tacklines or any other application where a light, strong and reliable rope holding system is required. It  works on the same principle as a single braid splice, holding the rope by friction. To open the LOOP® Lock, just pull on the release line, without having to preload the halyard! It  … Read more

Something different

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In the middle of CYR’s busiest season ever, an opportunity came along that was just too cool to pass up!   Chicago-based architecture firm Studio Gang was presenting an exhibition of their work at Chicago’s Art Institute, and they came to CYR for a very rigging themed part of the project. They’d created four “rope  … Read more