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    ROPEYE - Back to the Future!

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    It's the big return of Ropeye products!

     

    After almost two years of absence, this well-known brand is back in force on our waters, whether on new foiling dinghies, IMOCA’s, maxi’s, or to modernize and lighten older cruising boats. The complete range is now available on Upffront.com, from the classic Ropeye Loop padeyes to the newer stick-on Bolts and sexy carbon Eyestraps.

    Celebrating Curves with the LOOP Flexi Stick-on

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    You would probably agree that there are very few flat surfaces on a sailing yacht, whereas most hardware bases are flat. Using modern materials and construction methods, the innovative LOOP Flexi Stick-on padeye shines a bright light on this glaring anomaly and offers some interesting possibilities.

    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.

    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.

    Soft Padeyes – Light, Strong and Versatile


    Soft Padeye with Deck Bushing

     

    Several types of soft padeyes are now available on the market and are proving increasingly popular over traditional stainless steel padeyes. They all capitalise on the incredible strength to weight ratio and abrasion resistance of Dyneema® which offers a reliable, robust, flexible and safe termination.

    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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