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    Martin Breaker - The Ejector Seat of Spinnaker Drops

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    What is a Martin Breaker?

    The term Martin Breaker refers to a shackle tripping device to allow for remote release of a tack line under load during a spinnaker drop. There are a multitude of possible configurations and, like many things in sailing, the optimal setup will depend on the boat, the crew and a good bit of trial and error. In this blog we aim to give a general overview of some of the things to look out for.

    Premiumropes Eco - Turning Bottles Into Ropes

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    The issue of plastic waste has come to the forefront of public attention in recent years, with plastic bottles clogging our waterways and gathering as vast floating islands in our oceans. Now scientists and entrepreneurs across the world are scrambling to come up with solutions to the problem and find novel ways of recycling waste plastic. Premiumropes are no different and have recently launched their Eco range of ropes featuring recycled Polyester.

    Introducing Premium Ropes and Stirotex Fibre

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    Premium Ropes is an Amsterdam based rope supplier, rigging workshop and resource centre for all things running rigging.

    Running Rigging Configurator

    Gottifredi Maffioli Running rigging


    We are pleased to announce our Custom Splicing, running rigging service at upffront.com. We have created a configurator to allow you to build and order finished sheets and halyards online. We have started with a small range of Gottifredi Maffioli lines but, if you like it, we hope to expand this range in the future. The lines are built by hand-picked, high quality rigging partners from around the world.

    Stripping and recovering yacht ropes – when, where and why?

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    The majority of yacht ropes are double braid construction i.e. with a core and braided cover. The purpose of this cover is to protect the core from general chafe, abrasion and UV damage but also to provide grip and durability of the line on winches and in clutches. Yacht ropes are manufactured in a uniform construction, but customisation is relatively quick, easy and inexpensive and adds a whole new dimension to optimising your running rigging. In this article we look at why, when and where to use cover stripping and re-covering techniques to improve your running rigging systems.

    Gottifredi Maffioli Cruising Lines Explained

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    Family run, Italian rope makers, Gottifredi Maffioli, have an international reputation as one of the leading brands across the full spectrum of yachting lines from Olympic class dinghies, grand-prix TP52s and mini-maxis to the largest superyachts.

    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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