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    Bamar RLG EVO ROLLGEN Top Down Furling System

    BAMAR RLG EVO Rollgen top down furler

     

    The Best Sail Race Computer - Velocitek Prostart or the Novasail NS-START. Pro?

    Velocitek Novasail

     

    Velocitek and Novasail have long been leaders in the sailing electronics industry. This blog will compare the flagship race computers from each, the Velocitek Prostart and the Novasail NS-START.Pro to give you an idea of the pros and cons of each and help you to choose the right one for your boat and your racing set up.

    Morfrac Systems Discuss the Future of Deck Hardware

    Image Credit: Botin Partners 85 (2020), via Morfrac Systems

    Image Credit: Botin Partners 85 (2020), via Morfrac Systems

     

    Deck hardware has come full circle. Now, designers favour simple designs that make use of high-performance materials over complex concepts. We spoke to Nicolas Goldenberg of Morfrac Systems, the mind behind the disruptive morfblock, about the evolution of deck hardware and his predictions for the future.

    Introducing Premium Ropes and Stirotex Fibre

    Credit: Premium Ropes

    Photo Credit © Premium Ropes

     

    Premium Ropes is an Amsterdam based rope supplier, rigging workshop and resource centre for all things running rigging.

    Antal Soft Loop Hook – Light, Simple Line Control

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    Italian marine hardware manufacturer, Antal, have been creating sailing solutions since 1977 and have designed a wide range of sailing hardware to suit race boats and cruisers. Their Soft Loop Hook is a lightweight, flexible, simple to use device for adjusting genoa or spinnaker sheet leads.

    Antal Electric Winch Range Explained

    Antal Electric Winch

     

    In a previous blog, we examined the manual winch range from Italian manufacturer Antal. Antal also offer an excellent selection of electric winches for cruising sailors, which we’ll take a look at in this blog.

    LOOP Cover Shackles, A New Twist on Soft Shackles

    cover shackle rigging

     

    LOOP soft shackles are a simple, yet highly versatile product. They can be used almost anywhere that you would use a conventional shackle and have an incredible strength to weight ratio, as you would expect from Dyneema®. The new LOOP Cover Shackles take things one step further.

    Andersen’s Compact Electric Winches: Space-saving Saviour or Subpar Alternative?

    Andersen Electric Winch Compact © Andersen Winches

    Photo Credit: © Andersen Winches

     

    When choosing an electric winch, motor placement is a critical design decision. In a previous blog, we delved into the options, cross-examining the differences between a horizontal, vertical and compact motor placement.

    Stay Safe with Mantagua’s Certified NAVIPRO Navigation Lights

    Sailboat with Navigation Lights © Axxon, via Mantagua

    Image © Axxon, via Mantagua

     

    Lighter, faster and safer sailing is our mantra. Thus, we’re excited to launch our new product category - Navigation Lights – on Upffront.com, to keep you safe at sea.

    Karver KF V3 Furler Accessories Guide

    Karver V3 KF Furler

     

    The Karver KF V3 range is now available at upfront.com. With this latest iteration of their popular KF furlers, Karver have moved away from dedicated top down drums in favour of a more flexible modular system.

    This blog will outline the accessories available for the KF V3 range and help you identify what will fit best into your set up.

     

    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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