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Trap Strap

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Hanging it out on the wire is one of the most exciting aspects of dinghy sailing; being thrown forward and taking the full-value “around-the-world” ride around the forestay is one of the scariest. Using a fixed footstrap can lead to serious injury in the event of capsizing or pitchpoling. The new AquaStrap is a releasable footstrap made out of high-grade polymers; it can be screwed or riveted onto a variety of gunwales or racks. Best yet, a user simply sets the strap to release when exposed to a certain amount of force. $53.80. Alphatech Cadcam Services, Ltd., 011-44-1626-835059, www.aquastrap.net

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