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.
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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.
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.
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.
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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.
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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.
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.