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  1. Came across this whilst scrolling another sailing news source... It's interesting to know many of the products on an ILCA / Laser (Which one is it again?) come from UK hardware manufacturers, Allen. My thoughts - it's interesting that Laser legend John Emmett rates the new Vang Block... I thought all laser sailors were "Harken till I die!" The Allen Tii Blocks also look pretty neat too! Anyone got any comments on the fitout? https://www.sail-world.com/news/231702/ILCA-Laser-Fit-Out-Guide-from-Allen
  2. Just spotted this ILCA/ Laser fitout guide over at Y&Y - https://www.yachtsandyachting.com/news/231702/ILCA-Laser-Fit-Out-Guide-from-Allen Thoughts?
  3. Just spotted this ILCA/ Laser fitout guide over at Y&Y - https://www.yachtsandyachting.com/news/231702/ILCA-Laser-Fit-Out-Guide-from-Allen Thoughts?
  4. The boat that is 10 years old and fitted with Allen could well have had a much harder life and not been as well looked after as your 15-year-old Harken one. 10 years, also seems like a pretty good lifetime for products that take a hell of a beating...
  5. The Merlin Rocket is hugely popular in the UK and this version of the boat is pretty cool!
  6. Smaller versions available here - https://www.allenbrothers.co.uk/range/?pid=cjqxu9vt9009djivrek23mzpe&cid=cjlf6kjph000dc3v4z2xh9iuz
  7. Rooster have pads that velco into your wetsuit! They're super comfy and you can adjust them to the perfect fit. https://www.roostersailing.com/pd/ProHike-Pads-PAIR_105330.htm
  8. If you're looking for cheap thimbles Allen does Stainless steel rings https://www.allenbrothers.co.uk/product/a-82-10-stainless-steel-thimble/ You could also look at their range of plain bearing blocks, they will offer less friction than the stainless steel thimbles and are actually slightly stronger. Pretty cheap for what you're getting too. https://www.allenbrothers.co.uk/product/plain-bearing-single/
  9. Have you had a look at the Allen ratchet blocks? The sheaves in their ratchet blocks are made from Nylon and as such don't wear through the rope as quickly as aluminium sheaves. They have also just launched a new design. The "Wave" ratchet. It offers more grip than their standard ratchet whilst not giving any additional wear. Here's a press release about it https://www.yachtsandyachting.com/news/224029/More-Grip-Less-Slip-With-New-Wave-Ratchet
  10. Fair enough! Looks like one of the original development sails as they decided not to use fully battened on the whole sail.
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