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    Premiumropes Eco - Turning Bottles Into Ropes

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    The issue of plastic waste has come to the forefront of public attention in recent years, with plastic bottles clogging our waterways and gathering as vast floating islands in our oceans. Now scientists and entrepreneurs across the world are scrambling to come up with solutions to the problem and find novel ways of recycling waste plastic. Premiumropes are no different and have recently launched their Eco range of ropes featuring recycled Polyester.

    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.

    Armare Ropes: Local Ropemaker to America's Cup Supplier

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    Despite being a small, family-run business, Armare Ropes are operating at the top of their game.

    Boasting five generations of knowledge, the traditional ropemaker has earned its place as a leading specialist, and is now proud to be the official Emirates Team New Zealand rope supplier.

    What makes Gottifredi Maffioli Superswift rope so super?

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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...

    Dyneema® Braided Cover: The Latest Addition to Your Tool Kit


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    Dyneema® is the strongest fibre in the world. 10 times stronger than steel, and 7 to 10 times lighter than a steel wire of equivalent size, Dyneema® is one of the most durable and sought-after materials on the sailing market.

    Would you trust Dyneema® with your lifelines?


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    Although often overlooked and forgotten, lifelines are one of the most critical safety components on our boats. Whilst they are something to lean against whilst cruising, or hiked from when racing, their most important role is to act as the last and final attempt to keep your crew member safely onboard your boat.

    Measuring Your Boat for a New Torsional Cable


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    You have decided to go for a new code zero or downwind asymmetric. To ensure the furling system fits your boat, it is important to take a physical measurement of the maximum space available from the attachment point of the drum to the full hoist halyard position.

    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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