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    Gottifredi Maffioli Cruising Lines Explained

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    Family run, Italian rope makers, Gottifredi Maffioli, have an international reputation as one of the leading brands across the full spectrum of yachting lines from Olympic class dinghies, grand-prix TP52s and mini-maxis to the largest superyachts.

    What makes Gottifredi Maffioli Superswift rope so super?

    Superswift boat rope

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    Superswift, from leading rope makers Gottifredi Maffioli, is a favorite among performance dinghy sailors and big boat sailors alike. When you take a closer look at the features of this versatile rope, it’s not difficult to see why...

    Would you trust Dyneema® with your lifelines?


    Dyneema Lifelines Gottifredi Maffioli Ultrawire

     

     

    Although often overlooked and forgotten, lifelines are one of the most critical safety components on our boats. Whilst they are something to lean against whilst cruising, or hiked from when racing, their most important role is to act as the last and final attempt to keep your crew member safely onboard your boat.

    A Guide to Mooring Lines


    Robline Mooring Line

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    What is a mooring line?

    Arguably, one of the most important pieces of kit onboard your boat is a mooring line; it’s all well and good having a great boat, but if you can’t safely secure it at the quay, harbour or pier then you’re in real trouble. 

    Reducing Weight Aloft with Composite Backstays


    Dyneema Twin Topmast Backstays on El Poco in Germany

     

    Reducing weight aloft is one of the most cost effective ways of increasing your boat speed and performance: every kilogram you take out of the rig is roughly equivalent to 4kg added to the bottom of your keel.

    Is it worth paying the money for better running rigging?

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    What is the cost vs. benefit trade-off for running rigging options on a 25 ft sailing boat? We take a look at three running rigging specs, from budget to full performance racing, and investigate whether the increase in cost is justified by the performance benefits.

    J70 Running Rigging

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    Upffront.com has supplied many running rigging packages for top level J70 campaigns. Find out what is currently "hot" when it comes to driving the best performance out of these exciting sports boats.

    Running Rigging Selection - Where to start?

    gottifredi maffioli running rigging and rigging supplies

    There are so many great performance ropes to choose from...... but where to start? Based on your sailing level/style, understand some of the basic principles so you know what you are looking for. 

    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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