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    Selden Bowsprits: An elegant solution that really stands out!

    Selden bowsprit on a sailboat

     

    Selden have been making sailing yacht masts since the 1960s and what started as a company that produced basic wooden masts has evolved into a world leading brand with an extensive range of sail handling and deck hardware systems. Some of their products have become household names in their own right e.g. Furlex furlers, but in this blog we take a closer look at their extremely popular, retrofit extendable bowsprits.

    Downwind Turbo-charge with a Facnor Bowsprit

    Facnor Bowsprit

    Image Credits: Facnor

    Facnor is a specialist in designing and manufacturing furling systems, and therefore it should come as no surprise that they have a retrofit bowsprit solution.

    Calculating your Sail Areas

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    Image credits: Ronstan    ©Wauquiez

    Lots of equipment onboard is load dependant and apart from length and ballast of the boat the primary driver is sail area. It is therefore unsurprising that a lot of hardware manufacturers use sail areas as a primary specification criterion.

     

    This blog gives you the key rig and sail dimensions plus the formulas you need to calculate your sail areas.

    Code Zero Torsional Cable: Tackle Luff Length Troubles

     

    Torsional Cable Luff Length CC Doyle Oleu Sailmakers

    Image Credit: Doyle Oleu Sailmakers

     

    Previously on the upffront.com blog, we looked at how to measure a new torsional cable for your boat, and emphasised the importance of an accurate measurement to ensure a correct cable specification for your new code zero or downwind asymmetric.

     

    Electric Bowsprit Furler - Brand-New from Bamar

     Bamar BWSE Bowsprit Electric FurlerWhilst performance enhancing marine electronics - such as nke - continue to thrive in popularity, more and more people are also choosing to turn their heads towards the automatisation of various sailing systems.

    How do I rig the bobstay on my Trogear bowsprit?


     
     


    Trogear Bowsprit Bobstay Rigging

     

    The popularity of flying a code zero or asymmetric sail increased tenfold in 2018, with the trend set to soar in 2019 as more and more sailors take advantage of these high performance sails.

    Looking at a code zero? You need a Trogear Bowsprit

     

    Trogear Bowsprit
    Trogear Marine Products are the freshest addition to the Upffront portfolio. 

     

    Formed in 2012 by development engineer Jindrich Dokonal, Trogear are creating a buzz around their Trogear Adjustable Bowsprits. Tried and test for many years – and patented in 2012 – the bowsprit is popular with racers, cruisers and single-handed sailors.

    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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