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    Which is the right Lewmar boat anchor for me?

    Delta anchor on bow

     

    Lewmar has built an impressive range of anchors over the years. Their flagship anchor, the Delta, is the primary anchor used by numerous national lifeboat organisations worldwide. With such a wide range of anchors available and a choice of three materials, it can be tricky to know which anchor is best for your boat. This blog will discuss the most popular Lewmar anchors and how to choose the best anchor for your boat based on holding power and they types of sea beds you are likely to be mooring in.

    Trogear Bowsprits - Installing above Existing Bow Rollers

    Trogear Bowsprit hero image

    Retrofitting a bowsprit, to allow the use of code 0 and asymmetric sails, is an increasingly popular performance upgrade for both cruisers and offshore racing sailors. A big consideration for installation is the setup of any existing hardware on your bow. In this blog we look at specialist retrofit bowsprit manufacturers, Trogear, and the variety of installation methods available to cope with different bow layouts.

    What's New in 2021: Sailing Hardware and Rigging

    METS DAME Awards 2021

     

    The biggest marine equipment trade show (METS) is about to take place in Amsterdam later this month and they have just announced the 2021 DAME Design Award nominations, for what's new and exciting in leisure marine equipment. An independent panel of experts consider the expected impact on the marine industry of the entries, their suitability for intended purpose, the level of innovation, cost, ease of use or installation and environmental impact, in a number of different product categories.

    How to set a boat anchor in 3 simple steps

    Boat moored with anchor

    Credit: Lewmar

     

    So you are looking to stop off for a few hours to relax and enjoy your boat, maybe to bask in the sunshine or take a dip in the sea, or perhaps even for an overnight stay? It’s important to anchor your boat correctly, especially when you are not able to regularly check that you're not drifting in the night. There’s a big difference in dropping the hook for a lunchtime stop and anchoring for an overnight stay.

    Wichard MXEvo 2:1/3:1 Blocks - Often imitated but tough to beat

    Wichard MXEvo on boom

     

    Wichard’s expertise comes from over 100 years of forging safety parts for the manufacturing industry, so when it came to designing boat fittings, strength and safety have always been at the top of their priority list.

     

    This is evident in the Wichard MXEvo 2:1/3:1 Block range, but it is the simple, functional design that makes this piece of hardware stand out from the crowd.

    Antal Barber Block – Impeccable Design

    Sailboat with Spinnaker Flying

     

    It’s no secret that we’re big fans of the cool gadgets that Antal manufacture. These are often the subject of our blogs – previously, we’ve delved into the Antal Roller Cleat, the Antal Soft Loop Hook and the Antal Electric Winch Range, to name a few.

     

    This time, we’re taking a look at the Antal Barber Block – a tough, well-designed block created specifically for barber-hauler applications or code zero tweaker systems.

    Fendress Fenders – No Compromise Inflatable Yacht Fenders

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    Started 15 years ago in the French riviera, Fendress are specialists in inflatable yacht fenders. These fenders are designed to be light, strong and ultra-resistant. Plus, they look great!

    How to Choose a Spinlock Deckvest & Accessories

    Volvo Ocean Race © Ainhoa Sanchez

    © Ainhoa Sanchez/Volvo Ocean Race

     

    Lifejacket pioneers Spinlock are renowned for their sleek, comfortable to wear, high-spec lifejackets. In a previous blog, we introduced the full range of Deckvests and took a look at the features and benefits of each, but how do you chose the right one for your needs?

    Best Sailing Boat Blocks in 2021

    Sailboat Mastbase blocks

     

    In this blog we take a quick look at what is new and/or interesting in the sailing block world in 2021.

    The C-Tech SnuffAir - Lighter than Air!

    Snuffair jesusrenedo

     

    With large sails, strong winds and small crews, even the most experienced sailors need some extra help. The C-Tech SnuffAir snuffer allows larger sailboats to more easily manage spinnakers in a safe, controlled way.

    We are constantly reporting on the latest innovations in the marine industry which offer weight savings whilst, at the same time, increasing safety factors. The result: lighter, faster, safer and more exciting sailing.

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