Given the inherent dangers of sailing, it’s good to know some manufacturers think extra hard about safety aboard. Spinlock is one of those companies, as evidenced by its new line of cruising-oriented ZR Jammers. The UK-based company recognizes the potential for injury when a sailor releases the lever on a highly loaded clutch. Its new ZR 1014 Jammer has no control lever; instead, there’s a two-way switch that selects either locked mode or ready-to-release mode. It’s a jammer, not a clutch so it can only be released once the line that it’s holding has been wrapped around a winch and wound in a turn or two.
$350. Spinlock LTD, 802-362-5258