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    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.

    Guest Blog - Main Halyard Locks


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    By: Nick Black/Andy Rice

    The final in our series on lock systems for sailing yachts, Andy Rice talks to Nick Black - from Rigging Projects - about mainsail locks.

    Guest Post - Furling Halyard Locks

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    By: Nick Black / Andy Rice                                                               

    Most modern boats today have a form of top-down furling. If you don’t already use this method of sail handling, it’s worth considering a retrofit. Compared with hoisting and dropping spinnakers and gennakers in the conventional way, and all the potential for mistakes that go with that, top-down furling is a much more user-friendly and less risky way of handling big downwind sails.

    Guest Post- Internal Halyard locks

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    By: Nick Black / Andy Rice

    In the last blog post we talked about the pros and cons of External versus Internal lock systems. Here we’ll look more closely at the internal systems available, which tend to be aimed at the performance-oriented programs that are prepared to pay more for superior aerodynamics.

    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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