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Armare Zero Twist Torsional Ropes

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Armare Ropes is a 200-year-old, family owned, rope making business in Northern Italy. Upffront are pleased to launch a new range of finished torsional ropes, for code zero and asymmetric furlers, from this progressive company.

Torsional Ropes vs Cables

Armare furling cable - Karver KF Furler

 

In this blog we explore the differences between Torsional Ropes and Custom Torsional Cables, the pro's and cons of each and provide guidance on the specification boundaries between the two.

Armare Ropes: Local Ropemaker to America's Cup Supplier

Armare Ropes for Sale - Giuseppe FincoGiuseppe Finco - Image Credit © Armare Ropes

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.

Code Zero Torsional Cable: Tackle Luff Length Troubles

 

Torsional Cable Luff Length CC Doyle Oleu Sailmakers

Image Credit: Doyle Oleu Sailmakers

 

Previously on the upffront.com blog, we looked at how to measure a new torsional cable for your boat, and emphasised the importance of an accurate measurement to ensure a correct cable specification for your new code zero or downwind asymmetric.

 

Measuring Your Boat for a New Torsional Cable


Facnor Code ZeroImage credit: Facnor

 

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.

Top-down furling vs bottom-up furling cable specs: what to look out for

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Have you got any idea what's the difference in design between a top-down or bottom-up torsional cable? Find out what makes a good torsional cable and the important differences between the two applications.

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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