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    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...

    Millionaires Tape’ – What is it?!

     

    PROtect Tapes 'Mask' 'Millionaires Tape'

     

    PROtect Tapes produce a broad range of protective tapes for racing, cruising and super yachts, and have been providing effective solutions for chafing, abrasion and wear since 2008.

    Bluewater Cruising Rig - Cutter vs. Solent (Part 2)


    Cutter Rig vs Solent Rig DiagramIn a previous blog, Upffront evaluated the pros and cons of a cutter rig as a popular bluewater cruising set up. Now, it’s the turn of the solent rig.

    Bluewater Cruising - Cutter Rig vs. Solent Rig (Part 1)


    Cutter Rig vs Solent Rig DiagramHere at Upffront, we are aware that many people are searching for the perfect bluewater cruising set up.

    Two popular options for off-shore cruising are the cutter rig and the solent rig, both sporting their own pros and cons.

    Lengths of Sheets and Halyards

    Lengths for sheets and halyards

    We have previously discussed taking care of ropes, but, how long should these ropes even be? As previously mentioned, ropes are an essential element of your rigging system, and optimising your running rigging lengths is important.

    Sailing Blocks- Basic Glossary

     
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    Different types of sailing blocks have been designed to cover all types of sailing controls. But, do you know your Fiddle from your BecketThe following definitions, or in this case ablockssary, will help you understand basic block terminology.

    Help us help you! A message to our readers

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    Here at upffront.com, one of our objectives is to simplify your life when it comes to specifying the correct deck hardware and rigging systems. This is a core belief that frames everything we do. With this in mind, we have recruited a marketer dedicated precisely to this goal.

    Upffront presents DAME nominated products at METS

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    Next week is the annual Marine Equipment Trade Show (METS), held in Amsterdam (Nov 14-16, 2017) and Upffront will be showing all the latest performance sailing hardware and rigging products. 

    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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