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Why is the core of my Dyneema rope free from the cover?

One of the most popular ways to make a neat finish at the end of a rope is melting. This is a good solution for polyester ropes because core and cover are of the same material. However, it is not the best way for ropes with a super fibre core. The different materials of the core and cover will not melt together properly and you will see the core is separated from the cover.  Read blog

What is the best shackle for my halyard and sheet?

We often get questions which shackle to choose because there is a big variety of shapes, sizes and materials. And for every type of halyard or sheet there is another type of shackle. This makes it off course difficult to choose. In this blog we help you to decide, which is the best shackle. Read blog

Which diameter are my ropes?

Ropes come in many different diameters and there are guidelines to help you choose the right diameter for your purpose. But how do you know which diameter the halyards and sheets on your boat are? How do you measure the diameter?  Read blog

What is the difference between Dyneema® and Polyester ropes?


Dyneema® and polyester are the two most commonly used materials in sailing ropes. The type of rope is chosen between these materials. Sometimes Dyneema® and polyester yarns are also used in a combination.  Read blog

Why won’t my sheet ease properly?

If your mainsheet does not ease well and the rope has a lot of friction, it is difficult to sail. This is particularly noticeable when there is not a lot of wind. This friction can have multiple causes. One of the reasons could be that there is a lot of resistance on the bearings.  Read blog

How do I recognise the material of my sheets and halyards?

There are many different types of ropes in sailing. And it is not always easy to recognize what kind of ropes there are on a boat. Certainly not if the ropes have been used for a while. But how do you know what material a rope is made of?  Read blog

What is the right rig tension for my boat?

Tuning your mast with the correct shroud tension is an important part of your boat trim because of the use of mast bend to control the sail shapes under different wind conditions.  Read blog

How do I choose the right block or pulley?

There are many different blocks and pulleys out there, but how do you know which is the right one? There are so many options that it’s hard to make the right choice.  Read blog