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About Allen_Sailing

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  • Birthday 01/01/1956

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    Essex, UK
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    Manufacturing performance sailboat hardware for Dinghies and Yachts. Made in the UK and exported around the World.

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  1. Sail slides and slugs may not be the most exciting piece of equipment found on a sailboat. However, they are a very useful bit of kit and can make your life on board a vessel much easier. Sail slugs and slides are most commonly found on the luff or foot of a sail, yet they are also a popular choice for catamaran trampoline attachment points. Why use a sail slide or slug? So, you may be wondering why you would even bother with a sail slide or slug, especially when your mainsail has a perfectly good bolt rope. Well, there are a few reasons. Firstly, the slides and slugs offer a reducti
  2. We knew it wouldn't take long! The Pad Thai is where we got our inspiration from... its one of our MD's favourite dishes!
  3. We like to give people what they want!
  4. The Pad-Tii range was launched in 2019 following feedback from the marine industry for the need for soft attachment deck fittings. Pad-Tii’s are a great choice if you are looking to add an attachment point to a surface. They offer minimal protrusion yet are easy to thread rope around and give a strong, solid fixing point for any fitting. The Allen design team came up with two solutions after continuing their development on the already tried and tested aluminium through deck bush range. Pad-Tii with Fixed Tii-Bar The fixed Tii-Bar version is our simples
  5. We have several options for US orders. Our US warehouse is located in Connecticut, we hold best sellers in stock there and if ordering via our website we offer the option at checkout to ship from this location - if the item is not in stock in the US we can send it with our fortnightly restocking shipment to help save on carriage. We also have several US stockists - view the list here. Alternatively, we can send items directly from the UK.
  6. Ok we will keep that in mind for any future posts. Since Brexit we only charge VAT to customers inside the UK. Orders to the EU may incur a customs and import charge but this is dependant on the country and is generally around the same as the 20% VAT before Brexit - so you shouldn't notice much of a difference.
  7. Is this forum not for sharing news about products and helping sailors choose the correct fitting? This is just a simple product explanation, hopefully, it will help people understand what a through deck bush is for.
  8. A through deck bush, also known as a fairlead, is designed to protect a surface from a rubbing rope or wire, they can also be used to act as a deflecting point. In most applications, a through deck bush is used to guide a rope through a surface, such as the thwart or strut of a boat. It also offers protection to the material the rope or wire is passing through. Through deck bushes are a suitable product for a wide range of applications, so due to the variety, they are available in many different materials and shapes. An example of a popular through deck bush from the performan
  9. We've used tits in the past... Here's the back page from the Allen catalogue in 1980
  10. The new Allen poster for the racing rules of sailing is now available on the Allen website! Follow the link below to get your free high-resolution download. Happy Sailing https://www.allenbrothers.co.uk/product/racing-rules-of-sailing-2021-2024/
  11. There's nothing new in the concept, agreed! But it is a solution for anyone looking for a low profile product that is easily adjusted without the need for a tool, for dinghy and small keelboat sails, that has shown to be an improvement on comparable products available on the market.
  12. This product has been designed for the sailmakers of dinghy and small keelboat sails. Its super low profile and easily adjusted without the need of a tool.
  13. So long as the batten is no bigger than 11 x 4mm and you have good sewing skills you should be ok!
  14. Thanks for the suggestion, the "Gear Anacahy" thread encourages business to post about their new product so users can comment and discuss with marine professionals, so if anyone has any questions feel free to ask... also, you'll see one of our ads running on the home page
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