Leading Halyards Aft

Leading halyards aft is becoming quite popular on newer boats today. Leading the lines to the cockpit can provide the convenience of not having to leave the safety cockpit in order to control the sails. This comes at the cost of added friction, even when using extremely high end hardware to try and reduce this. […]

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Rope Clutches

As most things in life, there are pluses and minuses. Lewmar and Spinlock clutches are no exception.  Let’s have a look…… Lewmar boasts of their “domino” style locking mechanism. Spinlock raves about their cam being a superior rope grabbing mechanism. Well, both are pretty cool and both have their place, let’s have a look… One of the downsides to the Lewmar clutch, […]

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