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    Running Rigging Configurator

    Gottifredi Maffioli Running rigging


    We are pleased to announce our Custom Splicing, running rigging service at upffront.com. We have created a configurator to allow you to build and order finished sheets and halyards online. We have started with a small range of Gottifredi Maffioli lines but, if you like it, we hope to expand this range in the future. The lines are built by hand-picked, high quality rigging partners from around the world.

    Alphalock Halyard Locks – Simply the Best?

    Alphalock Mainsail Lock

     

    The Alphalock brand is a relative newcomer on the sailing hardware scene but its CEO, Eric Hall – founder of Hall Spars and inventor of their renowned Hall Autolocks - is anything but “the new kid on the block”! Eric has taken all his years’ experience and channeled them into producing an ultra-simple, lightweight and adaptable halyard locking mechanism.

    FSE Robline Rope for Sale

    FSE Robline Rope for Sale

    Image Credit: All images are credit courtesy of Robline

    As active and enthusiastic professional sailors, FSE Robline pride themselves on creating ‘world class yachting ropes’. Designed with both cruising sailors and regatta sailors in mind, FSE are a global brand with a focus on innovative materials and designs. Upffront.com are very pleased to now have FSE Robline rope for sale on our website.

    Is it a Halyard Swivel, Top Swivel or just a Swivel!?

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    Image Credits: The Rigging Company

    There are many types of swivels used on board boats, several of which are mounted on halyards, however, the term “Halyard Swivel” is reserved for one specific application.

    In this blog we will explain what a halyard swivel is, what it does and then explain the options available, depending on the setup of your boat.

    Practical Tips on Cruising Halyard Locks

    Facnor 3T External Halyard Lock

    Photo Credits: Jason Ball

     

    Halyard locks are almost universally accepted in racing circles and are becoming increasingly popular with long distance cruisers, as they recognise the significant benefits.

    Cleats, Clutches and Jammers – What’s the difference?

    Rope Clutch

    Image Credit: Ronstan

     

    When it comes to purchasing new sailing hardware, there are a plethora of options available. However, whilst some hardware has a clear place and purpose on a boat – such as hanks, locks and blocks – when it comes down to choosing between a cleat, clutch or jammer it can be hard to know which to go for. The following blog will examine cleats, clutches and jammers in turn, to enable you to determine the best option for securely holding a line on your boat.

    Ubi Maior Italia: The Unique Jiber Furling System


    Ubi Maior Italia Jiber Furling System

    Florence based Ubi Maior Italia are breaking boundaries with their patented Jiber Furling System – a structural furling forestay system with the benefits of a traditional furling system.

    New LOOP® Connectors - Performance Soft Shackles

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    New for 2017, the Kohlhoff LOOP® Connectors provide a durable, strong, super-lightweight soft shackle which is perfect for splicing onto sheets or halyards. 

    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.

    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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