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    Wichard MXEvo 2:1/3:1 Blocks - Often imitated but tough to beat

    Wichard MXEvo on boom

     

    Wichard’s expertise comes from over 100 years of forging safety parts for the manufacturing industry, so when it came to designing boat fittings, strength and safety have always been at the top of their priority list.

     

    This is evident in the Wichard MXEvo 2:1/3:1 Block range, but it is the simple, functional design that makes this piece of hardware stand out from the crowd.

    Antal Barber Block – Impeccable Design

    Sailboat with Spinnaker Flying

     

    It’s no secret that we’re big fans of the cool gadgets that Antal manufacture. These are often the subject of our blogs – previously, we’ve delved into the Antal Roller Cleat, the Antal Soft Loop Hook and the Antal Electric Winch Range, to name a few.

     

    This time, we’re taking a look at the Antal Barber Block – a tough, well-designed block created specifically for barber-hauler applications or code zero tweaker systems.

    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

    3D Printer - Filament 1000x610

     

    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.

    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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