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    Looking for the perfect gift for a sailor? Upffront has you covered!

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    Are you looking for a Christmas gift for a keen yachtsman? Or are you writing a Christmas list of your own? We have plenty of Christmas gift ideas to please every sailor.

     

    Picking a unique, well-chosen present that will really make an impact under the Christmas tree is always difficult, but it can be even more so for yachtsmen. So, we put our heads together and created a list of 8 perfect Christmas gift ideas for sailors.


    LOOP Cover Shackles, A New Twist on Soft Shackles

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    LOOP soft shackles are a simple, yet highly versatile product. They can be used almost anywhere that you would use a conventional shackle and have an incredible strength to weight ratio, as you would expect from Dyneema®. The new LOOP Cover Shackles take things one step further.

    Improve Your Sailing Performance – 3 Simple, Cost Effective Upgrades

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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.

    LOOP Products: An Innovative Twist to the Stick-on Padeye

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    Padeyes are a multi-purpose attachment point, traditionally made of steel and bolted directly on to the deck. With a significant shift to soft connections over the last 5-10 years, the humble padeye has been through its own transformation and continues to evolve. In this blog we look at the evolution of the soft padeye and the latest flexible, stick-on solution from LOOP Products.

    Lash Thimbles – What are they, and how do I use them?


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    Lash thimble, ferrule, rope thimble, bobbin or low friction ring…
    Whatever you call them, there’s no denying they are the perfect (low cost!) solution for a multitude of applications.

    Loop Products: An Introduction


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    Loop Products are a German firm who pride themselves on hard work and innovation. Formed in 2005, Loop Products is the brainchild of Kohlhoff GmbH – a deck hardware specialist and wholesaler of top brands since 1991.

    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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