Metal Rocks

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West Engineering Ltd has been under our radar until recently when we came across their Flicker album of their incredible back catalogue of custom parts built for various top sailing teams. Check out the album here and feast your eyes on these modified Tylaska T20 which incorporate a permanent trip line arrangement. Photo: West Engineering  … Read more

Quick-release

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  (Source: Sail-World.com) Continuous furlers are a wonderful invention, but what if you don’t want the sail on the boat all the time? Colligo Marine has introduced a new quick release line guide for continuous drive lines on roller furlers which is a time saving bonanza. This quick opening line guide allows you to keep  … Read more

Just add colour

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Add a splash of fun to your rigging with these great looking dog bones. Nice to see ‘colour’ making a comeback.

New Furler

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NEX STR: New range of Profurl stayfurlers (Source: ProFurl) Following the launch of its new range of flying sail furlers called NEX, Profurl has developped a new range of stayfurlers called NEX STR. Initially reserved for the sailing elite (60’ open, ORMA multihulls), stayfurlers are becoming increasingly common on a variety of sailing boats: cruisers,  … Read more

Soft hardware II

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(Source: Wichard) When used in conjunction with heavy loads (mastfoot block, spinnaker tack point), normal friction blocks are heavy and take up space. Following on from our success with the MX halyard shackle, Wichard is proud to present the MXL: a new soft block solution for ropes. Accessible to all, the MXL is strong, reliable,  … Read more

Soft hardware

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Some new bits from TyeTec: Soft Attached Blocks – Single, Double and Snatchblocks TyeTec LOOP are leading the way in soft attached, self aligning, lightweight and for the first time affordable yachting hardware. Whilst the development of modern fibres has been significant over the last five years, the matching hardware with stainless steel attachments have not  … Read more

GoPro/Armature

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Ryan Scott from West Marine has a new toy and we are mighty glad of it! This unedited, raw vid comes straight from his shop in Newport, R.I and talks about his Dyneema loops and their integration into off the shelf hardware. By his own admission, he has yet to figure out all the function  … Read more

X-Twist

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(Source: Equiplite) X-Twist, a small pull-load reducer that will prevent the furling drum from turning sideways when torque is applied. X-Twist. The twist free 2:1 or 3:1 load reduction solution for Equiplite™ furling systems. The new X-twist is specially designed for top-down furling systems and inner forestay furlers. The X-Twist is a smart, light and  … Read more

Come again?!

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Telefonica broke something to do with their MH Code 0 today. “We broke the masthead a bit,” reported helmsman Pablo Arrarte. “A piece of the tack broke. It flew away and broke the tensor (tensioning connector) down to the bowsprit.’ Come again, Pablo!? We can only assume something was lost in translation here! Maybe one  … Read more

Sliders

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We discussed the VOR70 Telefonica’s ‘stack transfer system’ in a previous post and now, thanks to a comment by ‘Unknown’, we’ve got the link to the video. The screenshot above clearly shows the crew preparing to move the stack of sails by way of bridging the cockpit with bars that slot into the top of the  … Read more