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The Spinlock RIG SENSE – Find your optimum rig tension and keep it!

Rigsense Spinlock-1


The Spinlock Rig-Sense is a compact rig tension device designed to measure the loads in wire or rope on small keelboats and dinghies. 

Many boat owners may not be aware of just how critically important rig tension is for efficiency and fast sailing. If the rig is not tensioned properly, the sails have no hope of setting correctly. 

Sika® adhesives and sealants - strong and sustainable



Sika is a speciality chemicals manufacturer with a clear focus on reducing environmental impact. Their sustainability strategy “more value, less impact” aligns their commitment to producing high quality products with the goal of minimising waste & pollution, both in manufacturing and through the longevity of the product. Sika products do not use ingredients such as tin and phthalates which can be harmful to marine life.

FourthCape WeedWand - Don't go overboard clearing your rudders!

Fourth Cape Weedwand

Credit - FourthCape


Rudders are prone to catching seaweed, particularly when there are 2 of them! Dragging weed will slow down any boat but is especially problematic for racing yachts. Therefore it's important to check regularly and have a reliable method for removing anything that snags. The FourthCape WeedWand is a simple and effective tool for clearing the rudders and features a lightweight carbon construction.


Outils Oceans Rope Bag - In Collaboration with Racers

Outils Oceans Products

Credit - Outils Oceans


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.

Save your Metal, and your Wallet with Tef-Gel!


Screw with Tef-Gel

Credit Tef-Gel Australia


It’s often what you don’t see that can make the biggest difference to the life of your boat and sailing systems. Tef-Gel® is a PTFE based paste with a wide range of applications all over your boat, and its uses are not limited to the marine sector, it’s an industry standard in automotive, aviation and aerospace industries!

Tef-Gel’s primary use is as a galvanic corrosion inhibitor. 

Tylaska Cone and Plug Fids explained

tylaska fids

Image credits: Premium Ropes

Tylaska Marine Hardware is an American manufacturer of high quality- marine hardware for the sailing and marine industry. Tylaska’s stated aim is to make the best product based upon physics and not economics. They do not cut corners which probably explains why Tylaska products are as highly valued now, as they were 25 years ago. In this blog, we will explain what fids are, their purpose and we will outline the 3 remote operation fids, their uses and how to choose between the three depending on application.

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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