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Sails and rigging equipment for boats

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EZ turnbuckle
For many racing sail boats rig tune is vitally important. Rig tune is altered according to the wind speed for the best performance. Adjusting shrouds will alter the rig tune by changing mast bend and head stay sag. Quick rig adjustments are therefore essential
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Date:
10/19/2014
Loop mast padeye
Instead of having to screw a padye on a mast this fitting allows you to ad a loop. through a simple cutout. The smart fitting is self contained and acts like a tang fitting. One side is slid into the cutout and pulled up against the inside of the mast
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Date:
8/12/2014
selden
The new AST (Adjustable Tack Swivel) from Selden, allows you to adjust the tack position relative to the furler drum. The movable tack swivel enables you to trim the luff of the sail from the cockpit. The swivel slides vertically along the head foil,
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Date:
7/26/2014

Sail boats masts come with a simple opening in the mast track to feed the mainsail into the track. Mastgates.com is a company specializing in mast gates and has three types of mast gate. This is the only company I know doing this. These gates are aimed
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Date:
5/5/2014
dn splicer kit
The new D-Splicer rope splicing tool is designed to take the difficulty out of working with small diameter braided lines. The D-Splicer Kit uses a stainless needle which doubles back on itself. This way the needle can be pushed through the line and then
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Date:
2/28/2014
tale lites
Seen by one of our friends at the Chicago strictly Sail boat show last week. Tell tales with LED's for night sailing and trimming. We have seen glow in the dark tell tales From
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Date:
2/2/2014
rope wash
Over the winter the lines on your boat can get very grubby. They get wet and do not dry and in the process attract dirt. To prevent this from happening remove them from the boat and take them home to clean. Then they will be ready for the spring. Salt
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Date:
1/21/2014
J105
J/105 courtesy JBoats
Many Sailboats these days have some sort of Asymetrical Spinnaker, Gennaker or Cruising Spinnaker. These type of sails need to be tacked down forward of the stem or bow to get as far away from the mainsail to set properly. Otherwise asymmetrical sails are
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Date:
12/29/2013
swi-tec
The Swi-Tec bosuns chair is rated high by its users. Why? because of the high back and sides offering upper body support. Also the spreader bar at the front stops the comression from the halyard which squeezes the occupier. The advantage of being comfortable
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Date:
12/18/2013
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