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sail-world.com -- News - Gear & GadgetsMon, 1 Jan 2007
Laser to get new mainsheet blocks after 30 years
By Katie Ashworth, UK ,
LaserPerformance are to launch a new Laser block system, 30 years after the original design. The new system is stronger and reduces friction making it easier for the main to be released when sailing off the wind and in light airs ...
Musto get on board with Skandia Team GBR
Musto, manufacturers of technical sailing clothing, has been appointed official performance clothing partner to Skandia Team GBR for the next four years. Musto will be supplying the entire Skandia Team GBR squad, totalling some 70 sailors, with a selection of technical and shore-side clothing and equipment ...
New Lewmar V6 - V8 Windlass - true super yacht appeal
By Julie Turner,
Lewmar's new state-of-the-art V6 and V8 vertical windlasses have true super yacht appeal. Deck units are constructed from 316 stainless steel and offer the ultimate in strength to withstand high loads on vessels from 55 to 110 feet (17m - 33.5m). ...
Easypower doubles winch power
By Nancy Knudsen,
As someone who, being a wench (that's my excuse), has found many a winch to be the cause of great angst in the past, this 'Product of the Week' is just the thing! And if, as a sailor, you have more brains than brawn, you'll like this gadget too. ...
SeaSuckers - No-drill attachment for accessories
By Des Ryan,
There are as many applications on a sailing boat for this product as your imagination will allow. SeaSuckers are very powerful vacuum-cup mounts (they are not suction cups), to attach a series of accessories to your boat without putting in screws or having to drill holes ...
New software aids sextant calculations
By Tim Thornton, UK ,
In these days of GPS and computers, you may think that traditional navigation by sextant is a dying art. However this is not the case, with sextant sales remaining buoyant as mariners use a sextant both as a back-up against GPS failure, and for the satisfaction of actually deriving their position rather than just reading it off an electronic display ...
BBC Dragons track-down Waterbuoy for new TV show
By John Sharp, UK ,
t the end of 2007, James Halliburton, appeared on the BBC 2 programme Dragons’ Den, where he faced the fierce panel of financial investors with Waterbuoy, his ingenious emergency floatation device that saves boaters’ dropped valuables from a watery grave – Now they want him back! ...
RNLI innovation saves first lives
By RNLI, UK ,
The lives of three fishermen have been saved thanks to the RNLI’s new and unique MOB Guardian man overboard and vessel locater alert system. This is the first time that the system has demonstrated its full effectiveness in helping to save lives in a real emergency situation. The crew of the Guyona were found safe in a liferaft that had deployed as their vessel sank ...
One Antenna, Three Uses, New from Glomex
By BW Media,
The more wires you have snaking up the main mast, davits or mizzen, the more potential problems there are. So an innovation which will service several pieces of electronic gear at once is at least worth considering. Even if you had multiples of these, they could act as back-ups for each other, rather than single use antennae. Naturally, you want the reception to be unimpaired ...
Tempus 2000 - For Medical Emergencies at Sea
By BW Media,
If you've got everything else on board your yacht, then there's one more gizmo that could save a life. It's called Tempus 2000, and it can remotely detect the condition of a crew member or passenger who has suffered either an accident or a serious medical condition. It then transmits this information remotely to medical professionals - AND it can be operated by anyone with a little training. ...
Safety Warning on Seago Lifejackets UK
By Sail-World Cruising,
Seago Yachting have issued a notice that some Seago 150 and 175 Newton Lifejackets - including Junior Lifejackets - may have a defect which could result in serious injury. If you have an affected lifejacket then you are warned that you should Stop Using It Immediately ...