Tickled

By Rigging Projects,

(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

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

Spinlock under new ownership

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(Source: Boating Business) Spinlock has been bought by three of its current executives. Chris Hill, Peter Kirby and Caroline Senior will take over as chief executive, production director and operations director respectively. The three new owners of the company have been working at Spinlock for some time. Mr Hill has worked for Spinlock for 27 years  … Read more

Slippage?

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There is nothing quite as annoying as slipping clutches. Fact. Kristian Martincic from Chicago Yacht Rigging set up a bench test, using clutches supplied by Spinlock, an array of blocks, a winch and a loadcell to replicate and record conditions similar to those encountered on board. The aim of the exercise was to identify the  … Read more

Loaded

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(Source: Spinlock) Scoot is a slick Nelson Marek 55 launched by New England Boat Works, Rhode Island for a customer requiring a “simple, fast and fun” day sailer. Scoot is just that and will be seen buzzing around Nantucket all summer. Scoot has just 2 winches, dual wheels and an array of push-buttons on deck,  … Read more