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Best Sailing Boat Blocks in 2021

Sailboat Mastbase blocks

 

In this blog we take a quick look at what is new and/or interesting in the sailing block world in 2021.

Morfrac Systems Discuss the Future of Deck Hardware

Image Credit: Botin Partners 85 (2020), via Morfrac Systems

Image Credit: Botin Partners 85 (2020), via Morfrac Systems

 

Deck hardware has come full circle. Now, designers favour simple designs that make use of high-performance materials over complex concepts. We spoke to Nicolas Goldenberg of Morfrac Systems, the mind behind the disruptive morfblock, about the evolution of deck hardware and his predictions for the future.

MORFRAC and 3D Printing -  A Success Story

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In recent years, 3D printing has revolutionised manufacturing processes. Expiring patents have caused 3D printing costs to plunge and quality to soar, granting opportunities for small-scale manufacturers to experiment – and excel – with 3D printing.

 

We spoke to Nicolas Goldenberg, founder of Morfrac Systems, to discuss how 3D printing has contributed to the success of their iconic product, the morfblock.

Exploring the Karver KBO Block Range

Karver KBO Blocks

© Karver Sailing

 

Karver are renowned for manufacturing simple, reliable and high-performance sailing solutions, often utilising user-feedback from sailors in the design process to create products that emphasise innovation and ease of use. Consequently, it’s no surprise that Karver hardware is a favourite on high-tech racing yachts, plus on the decks of ambitious cruisers too.

Improve Your Sailing Performance – 3 Simple, Cost Effective Upgrades

Sailing boat

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At upffront.com we are passionate about performance sailing hardware and rigging. However, that doesn’t mean we are all about racing. It means we believe in modern materials and technology to deliver lighter, stronger products which can benefit all types of sailing boats from club racers to the smallest coastal cruising day-boats.

Morf Block: Evolution in the DNA

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Image Credit: TP52 Alegre/Nico Martinez

 

Morf Block – the brainchild of Morfrac Systems – is constantly evolving. Once a DIY block, where the user was free to use the lash thimble of their choice, Morf Block is now available ready-to-run, optimised for either high performance or high load.

 

In conversation with Nicolas Goldenberg, the founder of Morfrac Systems, this blog post reflects on the evolution of the block over time and considers the future of the product.

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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