Ryan takes Cover

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Ryan from West Marine Newport talks us through some cover. A great read, like all his posts on the WM blog. A Cover Story   So far it is the year of the cover!!! This week we have had a few customers come in and inquire what all this difference about cover’s for lines is.  … Read more

Hydroptere.ch: Lancelin, official supplier

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(Source: Lancelin) The new Hydroptere.ch boat, which ambition is to revolutionize the sailing world as well as to perpetuate the innovating concept of flying boat, is based in Switzerland, Lausanne, and made its first navigations on the Leman Lake at the end of October 2010. This 35-foot catamaran constitutes a platform laboratory, which main objective  … Read more

Blew Stoub in the USA and Turquey

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(Source: Blew Stoub) With the aim to develop its activity throughout its network’s agent, Blew Stoub oficialized its relationships with new distributors in the USA and Turquey, Gorilla Rigging company based in Rhode Island and Skiper, a company based in Istanbul. http://www.gorillarigging.com/ http://www.skiper.org/

Tidy

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Nice work from West Marine’s rigging shop in Rhode Island. Check out their new blog here. Like we said, its brand new and it takes a while to populate. We know – so keep checking back!

Not Strictly Rigging

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… and not quite new, yet very cool. Special ropes hold a 160m2 towing kite (Surfertoday.com) SkySails was the first company to understand the advantages of wind technologies in the shipping industry. SurferToday.com has published several articles about the adventure of the Beluga, the first cargo vessel to adopt the towing kite technology. This unique  … Read more

Snatch it

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Our friends at Kohlhoff GmbH have come to METS with a brand new Loop™ Block prototype ‘under the counter’ and now they have been kind enough to send us the exclusive: The new 60mm Loop™ Block is a direct development of its predecessor which is a very successful product but fell short in high speed  … Read more

PUMA Ocean Racing and Gleistein Ropes Team Up Again for the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-2012

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(Source: Gleistein) Gleistein Ropes sets sail for the 19th annual METS (Marine Equipment Trade Show) being held in Amsterdam from 16-18 November 2010. On the occasion of what is widely regarded as the world’s foremost trade fair for the marine equipment industry, Gleistein will celebrate the company’s continued involvement with PUMA Ocean Racing as “Official  … Read more

Gleistein at the PUMA Mueritz Matchrace

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The town harbour of Waren in the Mueritz region of northeast Germany plays host to the 3rd annual PUMA Mueritz Matchrace. Over three thrilling days, numerous sailing teams will fight it out. An accompanying programme will ensure that the excitement isn’t just contained to the water. Gleistein is also there as a sponsor and will  … Read more

Static Lashing Blocks

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(Source: Colligo Marine)  These lightweight aluminum blocks can be used for low movement applications like split backstays, running backs, setting up your own purchase system for an adjustable Backstay or Boomvang. Great for Inhaulers too! They are designed with a large radius and can be used with Dynex Dux. They have no moving parts and  … Read more