29er Fitout Guide

29er skiff being sailed by team allen sailors.

Designed by Julian Bethwaite and first produced in 1998 the 29er is a high performance 2 person skiff that takes its pedigree from the Olympic 49er skiff. With high levels of competition around the World, the 29er is a boat that complements sailors who spend time on their boat work, preparation and skill. 

Many Team Allen sailors have gone through the 29er class on their journey to become Olympic medalists and as such we are able to offer their extensive knowledge on how they fit their boats to make them go quickly. 

 

Below you will find a list of the Team Allen approved fittings for a 29er. All parts listed below are available from Ovington Boats in the UK. Many of the standard stock items are also available from your local Allen stockist or to order online directly from us. 

 

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Top Tips For Summertime Sessions!

49er sailing skiff in weymouth harbour

Summer’s in full swing in the UK with some parts of the country hitting a whopping 36C recently. So, it’s no surprise then that many are leaping at the chance to get on the water! The team at Allen has a couple of top tips to consider when heading out in the heat! 

 

UV Damages – Not only your skin but also rope, hardware and foils. It is vitally important to lather on the sun cream before heading out on the water, but it’s just as important to perform regular checks on hardware and rope that may be left out in the elements all year round. UV deteriorates most materials, including nylon, which is utilised in many Allen products. The plastic parts of the blocks and cleats may start to appear faded and they will start to become brittle if left to succumb to UV over long periods. The same goes for rope, it may start to appear faded and will lose strength as the fibre’s breakdown in the UV. It’s important to keep an eye on these fittings to avoid failures when on the water. You may also want to consider keeping your centreboard and rudder out of direct sunlight for long periods, as heat can cause some materials to warp and twist out of shape. 

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