Gear

Racers can trim yet more weight off their masts and booms with Harken’s new Carbo Pivoting Lead Blocks: high-strength, glass-reinforced composite blocks that are up to 25 percent lighter than the stainless classic versions they replace. 


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When it comes to safety, working with rigging and completing everyday chores, knives have long been essential onboard tools. Here’s a selection of the best in the market.


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If you’re looking for an outstanding, solid fixed-blade knife, check out Boye’s Cobalt Basic 3. Availabe with either a pointed or rounded tip, the knife is made of Boye Dendritic Cobalt


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West Marine’s Performance Rigging Knife boasts a steel blade that is serrated along half its length, so it will easily cut through thick material and line. 


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One serious piece of equipment for dedicated riggers. Its handle is made of black G10, and the steel is pro-grade German marine stainless, which is comparable to 440C steel


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