New Spinlock powerjammers | News | Boating Business

NEWSNew Spinlock powerjammersBy Rebecca Strong26/10/2022Save articleSpinlock has unveiled a range of jammers suitable for loads of up to 4,000 kg.The company has created the ZXB Powerjammer with technology used in the aerospace industry to reduce size and weight by 40% with no reduction in performance.The Spinlock ZXB Powerjammer Photo: SpinlockAvailable in black or silver and suitable for line sizes 8mm to 12mm, the ZXB0812 Powerjammer will handle loads of up to 3,000kg.The jammer has a low profile body, low pull through friction and lightweight, ceramic jaws making it resistant to heat and abrasion. It also has clip-on jaw grips for easy replacement and a toggle and button latching mechanism instead of a traditional exposed handle.The new ZS Alloy Powerjammer for high loads comes in three rope sizes – 8-10mm, 12-14mm and 16-18mm – for loads up to 1,500kg, 2,200kg and 4,000 kg respectively.The winch-controlled jaws have been digitally modelled to grip rope securely with a ceramic option for blended covered ropes.Bespoke options include handle printing, bonding and various custom finishes.TopicsDeck HardwareRelated CompaniesPreviousNextSpinlock LtdView profile

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New cleat for small lines | News | Boating Business

NEWSNew cleat for small lines27/10/2022Save articleClamcleat’s latest cleat is designed to hold very small lines from 1-3mm at high loads.SHOW FULLSCREENClamcleats new tie down cleat is suitable for very thin linesIt has been designed around Clamcleat’s four tooth design and allows one end of the cleat to be attached using a bar or strip shackle, carbine hook or rope.The CL282 Micros Tie down cleat has been developed to be easy to rig and adjust, with applications including tie-downs, dinghy and canoe control lines, sunshades and adjustable tensioners.“The cleat was developed after a request by a visitor to our stand at the 2021 Metstrade show who was unable to solve a problem they had with adjusting very small lines quickly and efficiently without using a much larger cleat,” explained Paul Botterill, Clamcleats business development manager.The cleat is manufactured using at least 25% recycled material and is available in either black or white.TopicsClamcleatsCleatDeck Hardware

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New traditional foot blocks | News | Boating Business

NEWSNew traditional foot blocks27/10/2022Save articleDavey & Co, known for manufacturing traditional boat fittings, is launching a range of foot blocks for the 2023 season.SHOW FULLSCREENDavey & Co’s new blocks are available in two sizesThe blocks are manufactured with polished brass cheek plates with gunmetal up stands and cams.“These more modern blocks, will now, no longer look out of place on a traditional boat,” explained John Murray, Davey & Co general manager.The blocks are available in two sizes – 50mm and 65mm – with a locking and free running version and are suitable for a range of applications.SHOW FULLSCREENDavey & Co’s new blocks will no longer look out of place on a classic boat“More and more traditional sailors are using furlers, whether Wykeham Martins, or similar, so these will be ideal for furling lines, for example,” added John.TopicsDavey & CoDeck Hardwaretraditional block

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New fairlead from Osculati | News | Boating Business

NEWSNew fairlead from Osculati27/10/2022Save articleTwo of Oscualti’s latest products are a Crab Fairlead with cam cleat and its Mr Fantastic extendable anchor roller.SHOW FULLSCREENThe Crab fairlead acts as a temporary lockThe Crab fairlead acts as a temporary lock that is particularly suitable for use with capstans and winches.It is a mirror-polished AIS316 stainless steel fairlead with a high-strength instant blocking system for mooring lines.It has an integrated handle making it possible to lock and release the mooring lines with a simple movement.The fairlead is suitable for ropes from 20 to 30mm in diameter and is installed on a deck using high-strength hidden screws.SHOW FULLSCREENOsculati’s Mr Fantastic extendable bow rollerThe extendable roller has been designed to be used with a vertical bow.It is also made of mirror-polished stainless steel and is ideal for Bruce anchors weighing from 7.5 to 15kg.It is fitted with a gas spring system that keeps the anchor off the box before it is cast.At the same time, a tilting movement lets the anchor drop automatically while keeping it at a safe distance from the bow.The roller has a 20cm extension stroke and is available in two versions – for anchors of 7.5 to 10kg and for those weighing 10 – 15kg. Topicsbow rollerDeck HardwarefairleadOsculati

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Investment in replica equipment | News | Boating Business

nvestment in replica equipment28/10/2022Save articleHolt Marine has invested heavily in replica Laser/ILCA equipment having seen an opportunity to help realise the dreams of club sailors who wish to improve their performance and that of their Laser/ILCA boats, but international or national events are not necessarily part of their sailing agenda.SHOW FULLSCREENHolt’s Replica Laser / ILCA Swivel Arm VangDuring the past 18 months there have been new product launches of carbon and Kevlar tiller extensions plus a carbon tiller, which, says UK sales manager Paul Hinkins, have proved very popular in the target market and beyond.“This has lifted the whole range to a new level of opportunity for Laser/ILCA sailors for them to improve their boats at a more reasonable price point,” he said.In 2022, Holt has launched its Replica Carbon Top Mast and a Replica Swivel Arm Vang.“Both new products will enhance sailors’ performance and that of their boats keeping the Laser/ILCA as a boat of choice for single handers of all ages at club level,” added Paul.SHOW FULLSCREENHolt’s Replica Carbon Top MastThe carbon/Kevlar combination has been developed to provide strength with less weight.“The bent tiller extension syndrome will become a thing of the past and composite materials generally provide greater longevity,” explained Paul.“With the launch of the Replica MK2 Standard Sail there was no doubt a stiffer top section was required to assist in the delivery of the power, to the hull, that the new sail provided.”Holt will be on stand 02.201 at METSTRADE 2022TopicsEvents & ShowsHolt MarineILCALaser

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New wireless load pin | News | Boating Business

NEWSNew wireless load pin24/10/2022Save articleCyclops Marine new Wireless Load Pin reports rig loads for performance and cruising yachts.SHOW FULLSCREENCyclops Marine Wireless Load PinThe self-contained design and wireless charging product is calibrated to report data to instruments, an app or watch to provide live feedback and logs for analysis.The data is broadcast second-by-second via Bluetooth and is accurate to within 1% of its maximum working load.The Load Pins replace existing pins to measure loads applied to standing rigging such as forestays and shrouds.The pins are supplied factory calibrated and output digital data from the pin connector.The product is self-contained with no external housing to worry about – the amplifier and all calibrated parts are encased within the permanently sealed pin body.A wireless charger fits on the sensor with a charge providing around 80 days of load measurement.The pins are suitable for a range of installations including above furler installations on cruising or racing yachts.The product is designed to be a permanent installation in the standing rigging of the yacht.Cyclops Marine will be on stand 03.211 at METSTRADE.TopicsCyclops MarineElectronicsEvents & ShowsMETSTRADE

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Obituary – Bob Wylie | News | Boating Business

NEWSObituary – Bob Wylie17/10/2022Save articleBob Wylie, renowned sailor and yacht project manager, has passed away after a long battle with cancer.SHOW FULLSCREENBob Wylie has lost his battle with cancerA native Australian who grew to call Yorkshire, England, his home, Bob’s expertise at designing efficient Grand-Prix boats and raceboats made him as popular with fellow racers as he was with owners.He was probably best known for being behind both the builds and campaigns for Graham Walker on his various Indulgence campaigns.Bob’s first project was for the IOR racer, Indulgence, which was sunk in the 1983 Admiral’s Cup when it hit the Empress Queen wreck.He was later behind the top scorching yacht in the 1985 Admiral’s Cup and won the Admiral’s Cup along with the British Team in 1989.One of the many Indulgence vessels he was involved with won the 3/4 Ton Cup in 1986. He also became synonymous with many America’s Cup successes over the years.More recently, he project managed both Wally Yachts and was part of the Skorpios super maxi.He was regular crew on Magic Carpet and despite his pain, only recently sailed in this year’s Maxi Worlds.Bob leaves behind his wife Anne and daughter Maddy and he will be missed by many in the sailing world. TopicsAdmiral’s CupAmerica’s CupBob WylieGraham WalkerIndulgencePeopleRacingsailorYacht design

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British yacht builder dies | News | Boating Business

NEWSBritish yacht builder dies18/10/2022Save articleBritish yacht builder, designer and racing sailor, Jeremy Rogers MBE has died at the age of 85.SHOW FULLSCREENJeremy Rogers MBE has died at the age of 85Founder of the Jeremy Rogers boatyard in Lymington in 1961, Jeremy was evacuated to rural Canada during the Second World War where he and his brothers occupied themselves by building model boats.After the war the family returned to the UK and he began sailing dinghies, building his first Cadet when he was just ten.His boatbuilding career continued throughout his school years with his younger brother Jonathan recalling how Jeremy was the only pupil who was allowed time off lessons and given a key to the workshop: “There were Canoes, a Planet with a sliding seat, he rebuilt several Finns as well as a number of old 1920s Austin 7s which were salvaged from scrap yards.”SHOW FULLSCREENJeremy Rogers in 1979, photo credit Rogers familyAfter leaving school, Jeremy completed a five-year apprenticeship with wooden boat builder Jack Chippendale, before opening his boatyard aged 23.Boats built included a Nordic Folkboat, Finn and Ok dinghies, before Jeremy moved into a factory and began constructing larger GRP boats, building a GRP Folkboat followed by Contessa 26 yachts.The Contessa 32 followed, co-designed with David Sadler and launched in 1971, along with further Contessa designs, largely launched aimed at the cruiser-racer market.Yachts were exported across the world with construction taking place over five factories with 200 employers at the yacht’s height.The business went into receivership in the 1980s and the Contessa 26 and 32 moulds were sold, with Jeremy continuing to build Etchells keelboats and one-off racing and cruising yachts.In 1995 Jeremy bought back the Contessa 32 moulds and restarted production, while also refitting and refurbishing older 32s.The business was passed to Jeremy’s son Kit in 2012 with Jeremy remaining a key team member.

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90% reduction in emissions | News | Boating Business

NEWS90% reduction in emissions03/10/2022Save articleSailGP has released its first annual report detailing environmental and social successes it faced during its second season.SHOW FULLSCREENSource: SailGPSailGP reduced emissions on the European leg of the Championship by 90%zoom inzoom outOne standout moment for SailGP has been the introduction of its Impact League – a second leaderboard which rewards teams for the positive actions they take to reduce their overall carbon footprint and accelerate inclusivity.“SailGP is designed to be so much more than a sailing league – I believe sport has the unique power to drive positive change which is why we strive to embed sustainability into the heart of our league,” said Sir Russell Coutts, CEO, SailGP.Key momentsNew Zealand was the inaugural Impact League champion in Season 2, earning prize money for its Race For The Future charity partner Live Ocean Foundation to fund research into the importance of kelp forests and their regeneration.Prize money was also allocated to the purpose partners of second place Great Britain (STEM Crew), and third place Australia (Parley for the Oceans).Other key achievements detailed in the report include achieving the sport’s first 100% clean energy event at the ROCKWOOL Denmark Sail Grand Prix in Aarhus, as well as reducing total emissions from temporary power provisions by 56% through SailGP’s partnership with the mobile modular power provider, Aggreko.By leveraging fossil fuel alternatives in both land and sea transport through its partnership with global logistics company Kuehne+Nagel, SailGP reduced emissions on the European leg of the Championship by 90%. The partnership also enabled SailGP to avoid approximately 340 tonnes of CO²e on the shipping from Cádiz to Sydney and onto San Francisco.Also introduced at the start of Season 2 was SailGP’s Women’s Pathway which aims to fast-track women’s training and development to create a sporting championship that has gender equity at its heart.The Spain Sail Grand Prix in Cádiz in October 2021 was the first time female athletes raced onboard all F50s. TopicsEnvironment & SustainabilityIndustry NewsreportSailGPSustainability

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