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    Top 5 Tips To Get Your Boat Winter Ready

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    As its that time of the year again when most of us have to pack up our sails and move the boat into storage – if you haven’t done so already. Winterizing your boat is a thorough process that can lead to serious damages when not done correctly. From taking out the mast, to making sure your sails, engine and batteries all survive the winter storage there are quite a few things to be considered. We’ve put together some handy information for you, to make sure it all goes smoothly.

    Best Practice for Eco Friendly Waste Disposal

     

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    Most sailors are environmentally conscious and want to do their part in preserving our planet. But when it comes time to dispose of yacht waste, it can be hard to know the best way to do this. Here are a few tips on how to properly dispose of yacht waste while still keeping the environment top of mind.

    What's New in 2021: Sailing Hardware and Rigging

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    The biggest marine equipment trade show (METS) is about to take place in Amsterdam later this month and they have just announced the 2021 DAME Design Award nominations, for what's new and exciting in leisure marine equipment. An independent panel of experts consider the expected impact on the marine industry of the entries, their suitability for intended purpose, the level of innovation, cost, ease of use or installation and environmental impact, in a number of different product categories.

    How to set a boat anchor in 3 simple steps

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    So you are looking to stop off for a few hours to relax and enjoy your boat, maybe to bask in the sunshine or take a dip in the sea, or perhaps even for an overnight stay? It’s important to anchor your boat correctly, especially when you are not able to regularly check that you're not drifting in the night. There’s a big difference in dropping the hook for a lunchtime stop and anchoring for an overnight stay.

    Improve Your Sailing Performance – 3 Simple, Cost Effective Upgrades

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    At upffront.com we are passionate about performance sailing hardware and rigging. However, that doesn’t mean we are all about racing. It means we believe in modern materials and technology to deliver lighter, stronger products which can benefit all types of sailing boats from club racers to the smallest coastal cruising day-boats.

    9 Uses for PROtect Tapes ‘Millionaires’ Tape

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    PROtect Mask, commonly known as ‘Millionaire’s tape’ in many sailing circles, has been an essential part of riggers toolkits for years.

    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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