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    Martin Breaker - The Ejector Seat of Spinnaker Drops

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    What is a Martin Breaker?

    The term Martin Breaker refers to a shackle tripping device to allow for remote release of a tack line under load during a spinnaker drop. There are a multitude of possible configurations and, like many things in sailing, the optimal setup will depend on the boat, the crew and a good bit of trial and error. In this blog we aim to give a general overview of some of the things to look out for.

    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.

    Choosing the right shackle – Where do I start?

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    Many shackles and connectors are functionally very similar, so it can be difficult to know exactly what shackle is best for each application. That’s why we have put together this blog to walk you through all of the types of shackles available at upfront.com and tips on where to use them.

    Antal Soft Loop Hook – Light, Simple Line Control

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    Italian marine hardware manufacturer, Antal, have been creating sailing solutions since 1977 and have designed a wide range of sailing hardware to suit race boats and cruisers. Their Soft Loop Hook is a lightweight, flexible, simple to use device for adjusting genoa or spinnaker sheet leads.

    LOOP Cover Shackles, A New Twist on Soft Shackles

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    LOOP soft shackles are a simple, yet highly versatile product. They can be used almost anywhere that you would use a conventional shackle and have an incredible strength to weight ratio, as you would expect from Dyneema®. The new LOOP Cover Shackles take things one step further.

    Ronstan SHOCK Blocks - Simple Efficient Low Friction Rings

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    The name of the Ronstan SHOCK Block is derived from SHeaveless blOCK and reflects the growing trend for replacing ball bearing blocks, with “low friction rings”, in a whole range of sailing system applications. Lightweight, high-load with no moving parts, Shock blocks are perfect for control lines and small purchase systems.

    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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