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    Simrad Tillerpilot - A Cost Effective Extra Pair Of Hands

    Simrad Tillerpilot

     

    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.

     

    Just the two of us... Upffront.com sponsors UKDHOS for 2022

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    UKDHOS is coming back for its second year and Upffront.com is proud to be a sponsor! The 2022 season promises to be bigger and better than 2021, and we can't wait to see these competitive boats and sailors back out on the water. Stay tuned for more updates on the series, including insights into optimum setup for double handed racing! 

     

    Outils Oceans Rope Bag - In Collaboration with Racers

    Outils Oceans Products

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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.

    What is a Top-Down Adapter?

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    The top-down adapter, also known as a tack swivel, is an increasingly popular evolution of the top-down furling system. This technique provides cruisers and racers alike, simplicity, safety and speed for the handling of loose luff sails such as asymmetric spinnakers and gennakers.

    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.

    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.

    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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