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Cable tension dos and don'ts

Posted by Dave on Jun 29th 2022

Cable tension dos and don'ts

A few weeks ago, we published a post about steering cable tension (link) which has proven to be remarkably popular and useful. The photo at the bottom of that post shows the tightening nut instal …

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Orange hats and all

Posted by Dave on Jun 22nd 2022

Orange hats and all

If you're not already addicted to at least a couple of YouTube sailing channels, there's a whole great world you're missing out on. Starting from before the pandemic and absolutely catching fire durin …

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Crossing Oceans

Posted by Dave on Jun 16th 2022

Crossing Oceans

The ocean crossing hype is real. Last night we watched the premiere of 11th Hour Racing's film Under The Hull (link) at Fort Adams in Newport RI, the Newport to Bermuda Race (link) starts to …

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Replacing wire steering cable with Dyneema

Posted by Dave on May 9th 2022

Replacing wire steering cable with Dyneema

Many of the world's top race boats have switched to using Dyneema rope instead of 7x19 wire. Edson has successfully supplied many systems using rope-based steering cable for many years, including on o …

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Can stainless be magnetic?

Posted by Dave on Apr 28th 2022

Can stainless be magnetic?

Many of the best blog topics come up from conversations we have around the office or customer questions. Today's comes from both so it must be an absolute humdinger!Stainless steel is generally though …

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