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The Spinlock RIG SENSE – Find your optimum rig tension and keep it!

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The Spinlock Rig-Sense is a compact rig tension device designed to measure the loads in wire or rope on small keelboats and dinghies. 

Many boat owners may not be aware of just how critically important rig tension is for efficiency and fast sailing. If the rig is not tensioned properly, the sails have no hope of setting correctly. 

Introducing Flipper™ – The World’s First Foldable Winch Handle

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Are you a sailor looking for an innovative way to make sailing easier? Look no further than Flipper™ the world's first foldable winch handle. This handle is designed to be compact and efficient, making it easy to manoeuvre. Let’s take a closer look at what makes Flipper™ so special. 

Sea Sure Marine Hardware – Dedicated to Quality Dinghy Components

 

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The Sea Sure brand first appeared in the 1960’s at the start of the boom of dinghy sailing in the UK. However, prior to that, the company made a name for itself producing components for Spitfires during WW2. Post-war, they were looking for new cross-over markets where they could capitalise on their skills for designing and fabricating fittings and their location on the south coast of England made the rapidly expanding sailing sector a natural progression. 

The Best Lopolight Navigation Lights for Sailboats from 12 - 20 Meters

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We have previously discussed the best navigation lights set up for sailboats under 12 metres here. In this blog we look at the ideal light configuration for sailing yachts between 12 – 20m (40ft – 65ft) in length, referencing products from the Lopolight LED navigation light range.

Looking for the perfect gift for a sailor? Upffront has you covered!

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Are you looking for a Christmas gift for a keen yachtsman? Or are you writing a Christmas list of your own? We have plenty of Christmas gift ideas to please every sailor.

 

Picking a unique, well-chosen present that will really make an impact under the Christmas tree is always difficult, but it can be even more so for yachtsmen. So, we put our heads together and created a list of 8 perfect Christmas gift ideas for sailors.


Top 5 Tips To Get Your Boat Winter Ready

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As its that time of the year again when most of us have to pack up our sails and move the boat into storage – if you haven’t done so already. Winterizing your boat is a thorough process that can lead to serious damages when not done correctly. From taking out the mast, to making sure your sails, engine and batteries all survive the winter storage there are quite a few things to be considered. We’ve put together some handy information for you, to make sure it all goes smoothly.

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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