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    How many fenders do I need for my boat? – A complete guide

    Fender hanging

     

    Boat fenders, sometimes known as boat bumpers, are an essential piece of equipment for protecting the hull from contact with docks, pilings or other boats. They are an essential for avoiding damage to your boat and other boats around you. This blog will take you through the basic types of fenders, and help give you an estimate of exactly how many fenders, and what size, you need for your boat.

    How to Anchor Your Boat the Eco-Friendly Way

    Boat Anchoring

     

    Anchoring can be a necessary and efficient way to secure your boat in certain circumstances, but it can also damage the seabed if not done properly. There are eco-friendly ways to anchor your boat that will help preserve the seabed. By using these methods you can minimise the impact of anchoring on marine life and habitats.

    Which is the right Lewmar boat anchor for me?

    Delta anchor on bow

     

    Lewmar has built an impressive range of anchors over the years. Their flagship anchor, the Delta, is the primary anchor used by numerous national lifeboat organisations worldwide. With such a wide range of anchors available and a choice of three materials, it can be tricky to know which anchor is best for your boat. This blog will discuss the most popular Lewmar anchors and how to choose the best anchor for your boat based on holding power and they types of sea beds you are likely to be mooring in.

    Antal Roller Cleat – A Sleek Solution for Mooring

    Antal Roller Cleat On Deck

     

    Italian manufacturer Antal produce a lot of cool products that we find are hugely popular on Upffront.com. From their blocks to their winches, Antal products seem to strike the perfect balance between cost, quality and innovation.

    What makes Gottifredi Maffioli Superswift rope so super?

    Superswift boat rope

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    Superswift, from leading rope makers Gottifredi Maffioli, is a favorite among performance dinghy sailors and big boat sailors alike. When you take a closer look at the features of this versatile rope, it’s not difficult to see why...

    A Guide to Mooring Lines


    Robline Mooring Line

    Image Credit: FSE Robline

     

    What is a mooring line?

    Arguably, one of the most important pieces of kit onboard your boat is a mooring line; it’s all well and good having a great boat, but if you can’t safely secure it at the quay, harbour or pier then you’re in real trouble. 

    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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