Shock effect

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Melbourne, Australia – – Understanding that some small line rigging applications do not require ball bearing blocks, Ronstan has just introduced its new Shocks SHeaveless compact blOCKS. Designed to fit a wide array of small diameter rigging uses, the new Shocks are perfect for moderate load uses where minimal purchase is required.       Extremely compact, Shocks are carefully engineered to  … Read more

Getting a handle on things

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Melbourne, Australia – Ronstan has revolutionized winch handle technology by introducing the new Quick-Lock™ product range with automatic handle insertion technology. Combined with other advanced features like the large Grab & Release push-button and two different handle styles, Quick-Lock™ is now the most intuitive and user-friendly winch handle available for racers and cruising sailors alike.   A true product innovation, Quick-Lock™ handles feature Ronstan’s patented auto quick-locking  … Read more

The Constrictor

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    Portsmouth, RI: The latest in design technology, the recently released Constrictor Textile Rope Clutch is the next generation of high performance rope holding. This product is now being sold exclusively through Ronstan International in the United States. Ronstan played a large role in the development and evolution of the Constrictor Textile Rope Clutch  … Read more

USA(ndersen)

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Ronstan Begins US Distribution Of Andersen Winches Following their acquisition of Andersen in the fall of 2010, Ronstan will begin formal US distribution of their well-known stainless steel winches on October 1, 2011. Best known for their enduring quality and beautiful finish, Andersen has built a reputation for excellence and expertise with their stainless steel  … Read more

Rod is dead – Long live Rod!

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Since there is not a great deal going on in the nautical rigging word (at least nothing we can write about just yet…), let’s look at a different type of rigging. We hear a lot of people and composite rigging suppliers banging on about rod or wire rigging being dead. Done. Dusted. While that might  … Read more

Sleek Rigging – Fit for a President

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(Source: APS) Often times, our riggers call really fancy work “Gucci.” They say, ‘That’s Gucci’ or ‘Very Gucci.’ The name has panache and communicates a lot. I’m taking the liberty to say today – sure, these lines have some Gucci going on, but really, they’re Yves St. Laurent. There’s no mistaking – these are some  … Read more

Big move by Ronstan

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(Source: Ronstan) After nearly 40 years of manufacturing in the Bay Road location, Ronstan has made its very big move! Almost the entire operation is in the new facility in Braeside (minus some of the bigger machines), which is located approx.15 minutes drive time south of Sandingham. This move gives us a great opportunity to  … Read more

Ronstan product range expands to include Andersen Winches

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(Source: Ronstan) We’re proud to welcome Andersen Winches to the Ronstan lineup, following our acquisition of the Danish company on 30th September. Known for the enduring quality and beautiful finish of their stainless steel winches, the company has a world-wide reputation for excellence and expertise in stainless steel winches. Today’s range includes self tailing sheet  … Read more

T-Track Traveller System from Ronstan

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(Source: Ronstan) For small keel boats and sportsboats T-track jib leads are a great blend of performance and functionality in a simple, efficient package. Composite slide bodies with plunger stops run on anodised aluminium track, and allow quick and easy manual adjustment. Lightweight Composite jib lead cars continue the design philosophy of the award winning  … Read more