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Prepping your Pit - A Sailors Guide

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What is the pit?

The pit is the nerve centre of a yacht, or at least all aspects that relate to sailing. The majority of lines on deck lead to the pit, including halyards, reef lines, tack lines, vang, outhaul and Cunningham to name some of the most common.

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.

Ronstan Cam Cleats: Lighter, Stronger and Kinder to Ropes

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Simple, reliable and extremely versatile, Cam Cleats are a staple on boats of all sizes, either as the primary rope holding solution on dinghies, or as part of a purchase system on larger boats and yachts.

Cleats, Clutches and Jammers – What’s the difference?

Rope Clutch

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When it comes to purchasing new sailing hardware, there are a plethora of options available. However, whilst some hardware has a clear place and purpose on a boat – such as hanks, locks and blocks – when it comes down to choosing between a cleat, clutch or jammer it can be hard to know which to go for. The following blog will examine cleats, clutches and jammers in turn, to enable you to determine the best option for securely holding a line on your boat.

A Beginners Guide to Cam Cleats


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Image Credit: Ronstan © Victor Kovalenko

Your sailing system is only as strong as the weakest link. Often overlooked, high performance boat cleats are a crucial part of a larger, functional sailing system.


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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