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    Simrad Tillerpilot - A Cost Effective Extra Pair Of Hands

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    For shorthanded sailors, a good autohelm is like having an extra pair of hands on deck. But the cost of a full-blown instrument system can be prohibitive for many smaller boats. A tiller pilot offers a cost-effective solution for tiller steer boats up to 37ft in length, including ocean rowing boats.

     

    NEXe Furler - Effortless Furling powered by Profurl

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    The NEXe from Profurl is an easy to retrofit electrically driven Code 0 ("Code Zero") or top-down gennaker furler. With the NEXe, you can furl / unfurl your sails, from anywhere on the boat, quickly with easily, and you will never have to manually furl your sails again!


    What's The Right Sheet For My Boat?

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    Picking out the perfect sheet can be difficult, but we're here to help! Check out the information below for some tips on what you should consider when buying.

    Get a grip! What’s the right halyard rope for my sailing boat?

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    Choosing the correct line for your halyard doesn’t just improve performance, it’s essential for keeping your sails safe. Lose a halyard while sailing and you’ll likely have to end your race and head to the loft for repairs, so making sure you use the very best for your halyards is a worthwhile investment.

    Outils Oceans Rope Bag - In Collaboration with Racers

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    Outils Oceans is a brand-new product range at Upffront which we are very excited to introduce. However, the marine division of this Brittany (France) based company has been working, in collaboration with racers and offshore sailors, for many years to create a range of lightweight sturdy rope bags and accessories.

    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.

    Robline Rope: Cruising Ranges Explained

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    The success of Robline as an international rope brand is based on decades of expertise in manufacturing fibre ropes, the experience of professional sailors in the company, and the intensive collaboration with Olympic gold medalists and regatta-winning sailors.

    Guest Blog - Main Halyard Locks


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    By: Nick Black/Andy Rice

    The final in our series on lock systems for sailing yachts, Andy Rice talks to Nick Black - from Rigging Projects - about mainsail locks.

    Guest Post - Furling Halyard Locks

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    By: Nick Black / Andy Rice                                                               

    Most modern boats today have a form of top-down furling. If you don’t already use this method of sail handling, it’s worth considering a retrofit. Compared with hoisting and dropping spinnakers and gennakers in the conventional way, and all the potential for mistakes that go with that, top-down furling is a much more user-friendly and less risky way of handling big downwind sails.

    Make Waves with nke Marine Electronics


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    It’s the age of information, and global technological advancements have revolutionised our lives and industries alike. As with many others, the sailing industry has benefitted from the introduction of marine electronics that make it easier to access, record and analyse information, such as speed and wind direction.

    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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