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    Celebrating Curves with the LOOP Flexi Stick-on

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    You would probably agree that there are very few flat surfaces on a sailing yacht, whereas most hardware bases are flat. Using modern materials and construction methods, the innovative LOOP Flexi Stick-on padeye shines a bright light on this glaring anomaly and offers some interesting possibilities.

    Allen Brothers - dedicated to manufacturing excellence

    Allen brothers

     

    We are pleased to introduce the Allen Brothers 20mm and 30mm Dynamic Block ranges on the website and decided to take the opportunity to have an in-depth look at this fascinating UK manufacturer of performance dinghy hardware.

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

    Rope Clutch

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    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.

    Loop Products: An Introduction


    Loop Products Block

    Loop Products are a German firm who pride themselves on hard work and innovation. Formed in 2005, Loop Products is the brainchild of Kohlhoff GmbH – a deck hardware specialist and wholesaler of top brands since 1991.

    Explore the Spinlock Rope Clutch Range: XAS, XTS and XCS

    Spinlock XCS Rope Clutch

    In recent years, improvements in design have seen a rope clutch move from a cumbersome piece of kit to a powerful addition to a boat. Used on both racing and cruising sailboats, a rope clutch allows high load lines – such as halyards for the main sail, jib or spinnaker - to be controlled without the use of a winch. Other examples of high load lines include those that require cleating, such as tack lines and furling lines.

    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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